For release: August 30, 2012
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The University of Memphis is 51st among 281 “national” colleges rated by Washington Monthly magazine based on social mobility, research and service. The U of M ranked fifth
in the area of service staff, courses and financial aid support.
According to the publication’s methodology, social mobility encompasses recruiting
and graduating low-income students; research means producing cutting-edge scholarship
and awarding Ph.D. degrees; and service is encouraging students to give something
back to their country.
Overall, the magazine ranked 1,569 public, private nonprofit and for-profit colleges
Washington Monthly asserts that its criteria are more important in judging the worth of a college or
university than that used by other well-known publications. It views schools in light
of what they are doing for the country and whether they are high quality, affordable
Full rankings are available at http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/
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