Washington Monthly's Annual College Rankings Released

10/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Today the Washington Monthly releases its annual College Rankings. It's our alternative to U.S. News & World Report's rankings, which we find objectionable for a number of reasons (see "A Different Kind of College Ranking"). Whereas U.S. News relies on crude and easily manipulated measures of money and prestige, we rank schools based on what they are doing for the country -- by improving social mobility, producing research, and promoting public service.

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