Washington Monthly’s annual college guide gives prospective students a unique view when it comes to college rankings. They look at what colleges are actually doing for the country – how they are working to make communities better.
We are thrilled that Warner Pacific ranked 37th in the nation on the 2015 Baccalaureate Colleges list, moving up the list 11 slots from last year!
Warner Pacific is the ONLY college in Oregon to be included in the top 100 and is the highest ranking Oregon college included in the complete list. The College out shone larger schools, nationwide, in community service participation of our students and cumulative hours served (ranking 16th).
“Higher education, after all, doesn’t just affect students. We all benefit when colleges produce groundbreaking research that drives economic growth, when they put students from lower-income families on the path to a better life, and when they shape the character of future leaders. And we all pay for it, through hundreds of billions of dollars in government-financed financial aid, tax breaks, and other spending,” explain the editors of Washington Monthly.
In order to identify the most “public-minded institutions,” Washington Monthly ranks “every four-year college and university in America based on three criteria: social mobility, research, and public service.” By giving equal weight to public service, this ranking identifies colleges, such as Warner Pacific, that embrace an ethos of service to their communities. They also recognize schools that do the best job of enrolling and graduating low-income students.