Top 10 Colleges That Give Back To Communities (SLIDESHOW)

09/02/2011 09:17 am ET | Updated Nov 01, 2011

The Washington Monthly recently released its national rankings of 258 universities, but didn't focus on test scores, admission rates or the number of professors boasting fancy post-graduate degrees. Rather, the study examined how these schools give back to their communities, based on social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country). We honed in on one particular criteria taken into consideration, the 10 universities that participated in the most community service.

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