Carlow University Again Listed Among the Top 20 Nationally

Carlow University once again listed among the top 20 Best Bang for the Buck private colleges in the country by Washington Monthly.

For the second consecutive year, Carlow University cracked the top 20 private colleges and top 100 overall on Washington Monthly’s annual ranking of more than1,500 colleges that provide the “best bang for the buck.”

 “We are pleased that Washington Monthly hasagain confirmed what we have known about Carlow,” said SuzanneMellon, PhD, president of Carlow University. “For 85 years, it hasbeen Carlow’s mission to provide students with a personalizededucation that prepares them for both today’s jobs and thefuture with an emphasis on scholarship, leadership, andservice to the community.”

Each year, Washington Monthly crafts a list of thecolleges in America that do the best job of helping non-wealthystudents attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. Only386 schools out of 1,540 colleges and universities considered madethe best-bang-for-the-buck list. Carlow was ranked 95th overall(public, private, for-profit) and 17th among just the privateschools. Notably, Carlow was one of only two schools fromPennsylvania-and the only regional institution-among the top 100,and one of only two Catholic schools among the top 20 privateschools. The closest Pennsylvania institution, geographically,ranked among the Top 100 is more than 260 miles away fromPittsburgh. 

To qualify for the rankings, WashingtonMonthly rates schools based on theircontribution to the public good in three broad categories:Social Mobility (recruiting and graduatinglow-income students), Research (producingcutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), andService (encouraging students to givesomething back to their country). A full explanation of the rankingmethodology is available here.

The Washington Monthly ranking comes on the heelsof similar praise for Carlow University: earlier this month, Carlow was ranked 69th in the nation by Educate To Career (ETC)in terms of helping its students improve their earnings and attainquality employment after graduation. Carlow was one of sevenschools in Pennsylvania, and the only regional institution, listedin the top 100. 

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