YSU ranks in top quartile on Washington Monthly list

washington monthlyYoungstown State University ranks among the top 25 percent of similar universities and colleges nationally in Washington Monthly’s 2014 College Guide and Rankings.

The magazine’s rankings list schools based on the social mobility of their students, research and community service.

“Instead of lauding colleges for closing their doors to all but an elite few, we give high marks to institutions that enroll low-income students, help them graduate, and don’t charge them an arm and a leg to attend,” the magazine said.

YSU ranks 159th among 671 master’s degree-level colleges and universities included in the report. Last year, YSU ranked 208.

Washington Monthly’s rankings measure student social mobility (percentage of students receiving Pell grants, net price, actual/predicted graduation rates), research (alumni who go on to earn PhDs, total amount of research spending, faculty receiving prestigious awards) and community service (size of ROTC programs, alumni serving in Peace Corps, federal work-study money spent on service; students participating in community service; and full-time staff and academic courses devoted to service).

The rankings are available at http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/rankings-2014/masters-universities-rank.php