Illinois Wesleyan Makes Two Washington Monthly Top 50 Rankings
Sept. 18, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Wesleyan moved up three spots to No. 47 in
Washington Monthly’s 2013 College Guide’s
annual ranking of 255 national liberal arts colleges. In addition, the magazine introduced
a new ranking, which is based on the "economic value students receive per dollar,"
called the "Best Bang for the Buck Rankings," and Wesleyan was also No. 47 on that
"While there are many different college rankings, Washington Monthly’s effort is among the better ones, because they attempt to measure how universities
and their graduates contribute to society and the value we deliver," said Illinois
Wesleyan President Richard F. Wilson. "One of the weaknesses of other ranking systems
is the lack of attention to the impact of the collegiate experience on students while
enrolled and the impact of those students on society following graduation."
‘s annual ranking is based on three "public good-based" criteria:
recruiting and graduating low-income students, including the net price of tuition
after financial aid; producing cutting-edge scholarship and producing graduates who
move on to earn PhDs; and civic engagement, in their communities and nationally. The
new "Best Bang for the Buck Rankings" are based on students receiving Pell Grants,
graduation rates, student loan default rates and net price after financial aid.
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