Texas A&M University-Kingville One of the Top Universities According to Washington...

Texas A&M University-Kingville One of the Top Universities According to Washington Monthly

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By: Marketing and Communications

KINGSVILLE (September 7, 2011) – Texas A&M University-Kingsville was ranked among the top universities in the nation, according to Washington Monthly’s list of national university rankings, released as part of the publication’s September 2011 College Guide.

     Of the 258 institutions included on the list, A&M-Kingsville ranks 180 on the National University Rankings. It is one of only nine Texas schools included in the lists top 200 schools in the nation and the only university ranked on the national university list from South Texas. The publication ranks universities based upon the following indicators, each weighted equally:

  • Social Mobility—measures how well a university recruits and graduates low-income students.
  • Research—measures how well a university utilizes research expenditures and produces innovative scholarship and doctoral graduates.
  • Service—measures how effectively students give back to their communities and their countries after graduation, including ROTC, Peace Corps rates and community service.

“The fact that Washington Monthly ranks universities based on indicators that are so important to our institution—including access, opportunity, research and community service—makes this ranking particularly meaningful,” said A&M-Kingsville president Dr. Steven Tallant. “We are honored to be included alongside the other prestigious institutions on this list. We will continue to provide our students with the opportunities for success and we will continue to strive to shape the leaders of tomorrow.”

According to Washington Monthly, the goal of their rankings is to focus attention on service-oriented schools. First published in 2005, the list differs from other top university rankings by developing a different set of criteria to rank universities than those of traditional college guides such as U.S. News and World Report. The list then ranks institutions based on how they give back to their community and country. The College Guide also ranks the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, baccalaureate colleges and master’s colleges.

The magazine’s full report, including the rankings and explanation of methodology, can be found on the Washington Monthly web site at www.washingtonmonthly.com.