HU ranked in Washington Monthly’s America’s Best Colleges

Huntington University has been ranked #29 in the National Universities – Bachelors category of the 2017 Washington Monthly College Rankings. HU moved up eight spots from its 2016 ranking. Huntington also locked in the #56 spot on the “Best Bang for the Buck – Midwest” list, 55 spots better than 2016.

Since 2005, the Washington Monthly has released an annual College Guide and rankings, where they rate schools based three criteria: 1) social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), 2) research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s), and 3) service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

“Huntington University is honored to be included in the Washington Monthly rankings. It is an indicator of the good work and commitment on the part of our faculty and the willing spirit and diligence of our student body,” stated Daniel Solms, Vice President for Enrollment Management & Marketing. “The students work hard in the classroom and the community, striving to be a positive influence in Huntington and surrounding communities. We are especially pleased to be included in the ‘best band for the buck’ category. It’s an affirmation that our students are graduating on-time and getting jobs.”

Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” rankings contains a list of schools that help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. It includes all four-year colleges featured in its main rankings instead of just a smaller number of colleges that met a number of performance criteria. It allows all colleges’ performances to be compared to each other, which is useful for students and their families as they look at different colleges. The five measures used in the rankings include the student loan default rate, graduation rate, graduation rate performance, percent of Pell Grant students and net price of attendance. Colleges receive a score from zero to 15 points by adding together the scores on all five of the measures. Colleges that receive the same score are ranked by the net price of attendance.