Aug. 25, 2014

Geneseo Fifth Nationally in 'Washington Monthly' Rankings


GENESEO, N.Y. – Washington Monthly magazine has ranked SUNY Geneseo fifth overall among the nation’s master's universities for its contribution to the public good across three broad categories: social mobility, research and promoting an ethic of service to country.

The magazine’s 2014 rankings include 671 colleges in its master’s universities category, which 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 defines social mobility as recruiting and graduating low-income students and helping them earn degrees. The research category comprises the production of cutting-edge scholarship and students who go on to earn doctorates. Service was defined as encouraging students to give something back to their country. The overall score is calculated by combining the scores of all three categories.

Geneseo fared particularly well in the research category, ranking ninth in the number of alumni who go on to earn a doctorate; in the community service participation and hours served category, ranking 39th in the nation; and in the Peace Corps category, ranking 11th in the nation in the number of alumni who serve in the Peace Corps, relative to size. The college also ranked 271st in the country in actual versus predicted graduation rates related to the net price of attendance.

Washington Monthly has published its rankings since 2005. View the complete 2014 master's universities rankings.

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