Washington Monthly Gives Nod to Geneseo's Master's Programs

Master's degree ceremony

Master's degree commencement (SUNY Geneseo/Keith Walters '11)

Washington Monthly magazine has named SUNY Geneseo to three of its annual rankings and honor lists this year. The magazine ranked Geneseo fourth overall among 614 master’s universities in the nation on its “2020 Master’s University Rankings” for its contributions to the public good across three broad categories: social mobility, research, and promoting public service. To be at the top of the ranking, colleges need to “be excellent across the full breadth of our measures, rather than excelling in just one measure,” the editors noted. It’s the eighth year in a row that Geneseo has been in the top five of the master’s list.

SUNY Geneseo also made Washington Monthly’s2020 Best Bang for the Buck Rankings: Northeast,” which lists colleges that “help non-wealthy students obtain marketable degrees at affordable prices.” Geneseo landing in the top third of the list of the nearly 400 colleges and universities on the list.

Finally, the magazine named the College to its “Best Colleges for Student Voting” honor roll, an unranked list of the nation’s top colleges that “do the most to turn students into citizens.”

Washington Monthly is a nonprofit magazine sponsored in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, and the Foundation for Civic Leadership. The magazine has published its rankings since 2005. 


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