For release: September 5, 2013
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Washington Monthly magazine has ranked the University of Memphis 37th among 284 national colleges based
on social mobility, research and service. The U of M is ranked sixth 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 PhD degrees; and service is encouraging students to give something back
to their country.
“This ranking recognizes the unique and critical role played by the University of
Memphis both locally and nationally,” said Provost David Rudd. “Our students, faculty
and staff should be very proud.”
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
Complete rankings are available at http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/rankings_2013/
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