Washington Monthly Ranks Covenant College Among Top 50 Baccalaureate Colleges In U.S.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Washington Monthly has ranked Covenant College as the 48th best baccalaureate college in its 2012 list. This list, unlike most others of its kind, seeks to measure the good each college does. The three categories are social mobility, research production, and commitment to service.

“The more expensive college becomes, the more students are encouraged to see higher education as a mere return on investment,” said the Washington Monthly editors. “The students in our best colleges are taught by example and design to look beyond themselves and give back.”

“While we don’t put a lot of emphasis on external rankings, which tend to be focused more on inputs rather than educational outputs, we’re particularly flattered by our Washington Monthly ranking because the methodology of this ranking places significant weight on service by an institution’s graduates,” said college president Dr. Derek Halvorson.

“Christ-like service is one of the three tenets of Covenant’s Statement of Purpose, and we’re pleased that an external reviewer would recognize the degree to which Covenant is successful in accomplishing this part of its mission. We seek to shape men and women who will serve faithfully in church and world, family and community, business and professions. This ranking is a nice affirmation that we’re enjoying some success in that effort.”

See Washington Monthly’s complete rankings at www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/toc_2012.php


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