MISSOULA – The University of Montana recently made the list of top universities in the nation as ranked by research, service and social mobility. Washington Monthly magazine, a nonprofit publication, gave UM an overall ranking of 97th among 277 schools in the “National Universities” category.
The national magazine rates schools based on their contribution to the public good through recruiting and graduating low-income students, producing cutting-edge scholarship and research, and encouraging students to give something back to their country. UM also made the list in 2013.
“Instead of crediting colleges that reject the most applicants, we recognize those that do the best job of enrolling and graduating low-income students,” Washington Monthly editors wrote in the introduction to the 2014 list. “Our rankings measure both pure research spending and success in preparing undergraduates to earn Ph.Ds. And by giving equal weight to public service, we identify colleges that build a sense of obligation to their communities and the nation at large.”
View the rankings at http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/2014.php.