Aug. 26, 2013

SUNY Geneseo Second Nationally in ‘Washington Monthly’ Rankings


GENESEO, N.Y. -- SUNY Geneseo got some good news on this first day of the new academic year. Washington Monthly magazine has ranked the college second 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 2013 rankings include 684 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 seventh in the number of alumni who go on to earn a doctorate and doubling research expenditures from 2012; in the community service participation and hours served category, ranking 34th in the nation; in the Peace Corps category, ranking 13th in the nation in the number of alumni who serve in the Peace Corps, relative to size; and in the ROTC category, ranking 397th in the percentage of students who serve in ROTC. The college also ranked 236th 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 2013 rankings.

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