SUNY Geneseo Places 17th Nationally in Washington Monthly Rankings

GENESEO, N.Y. -- SUNY Geneseo is 17th overall in the nation among all "master's universities" in Washington Monthly magazine's 2012 college rankings.

The magazine's "master's universities" category includes schools that offer comprehensive undergraduate programs, some master's programs but few, if any, doctoral programs. Geneseo offers master's degrees in education and accounting.

The magazine ranks the schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students and helping them earn degrees); research production (focusing particularly on schools whose undergraduates to on to earn doctorates); and commitment to service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

Geneseo fared particularly well in the research category, ranking 16th in the number of alumni who go on to earn a doctorate. Geneseo ranks 10th in the number of alumni from primarily undergraduate institutions who earn doctorates in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), according to data from several federal agencies.

Washington Monthly has published its rankings since 2005. View the complete 2012 rankings.

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