New College of Florida Ranked No. 6 Nationwide for Contribution to the Public Good

September 4, 2012 — Washington Monthly magazine has ranked New College of Florida No. 6 out of more than 1,600 schools in their 2012 rankings of liberal arts colleges throughout the country. New College is the only public liberal arts college in the top 40 and is ranked higher than Williams, Wellesley, Amherst, Oberlin and Smith colleges.
The Washington Monthly rankings focus on what colleges are doing for the country and are based on a school’s contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research and service. The social mobility category looks at tuition rates and the availability of grants, scholarships and financial aid. The research category includes the percentage of students going on to receive doctoral degrees. The service category ranks schools by the percentage of alumni who serve in the Peace Corps, the percentage of students who serve in ROTC and the percentage of funds in federal work-study money that goes toward community service.
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