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Washington Monthly Ranks Hamline First in Minnesota and 27th in the Nation


Washington Monthly ranked Hamline first in Minnesota and 27th nationwide in its Master’s Universities category for 2016. Hamline also made the publication's Best Bang for the Buck- Midwest Colleges list.

The Master's Universities rankings measure and quantify how well individual colleges and universities meet their public obligations in the areas of research, service, and social mobility. Social mobility is determined, in part, by graduation rates relative to ACT/SAT scores, among Pell Grant recipients, and first-generation students. It also takes into account the expected versus actual income level that graduates attain. The research category factors in opportunities for undergraduate research and the number of students who go on to earn a PhD. The service category assesses, in part, the number of alumni who serve in the Peace Corp, students who serve in ROTC, and the institution's dedication to community service. 

The Best Bang for the Buck- Midwest Colleges list is compiled based on schools that offer access to a quality education at a price families can reasonably afford, and that will lead to good careers. This list pays particular attention to opportunities for lower-income and first-generation students. 

You can review the complete list of rankings and an explanation of the methodology behind them on Washington Monthly’s website.