COLUMBUS, Miss. For the second year in a row, The W has been ranked a top
master¹s universities by Washington Monthly¹s 2013 College Rankings.
The W is at No. 45 after appearing in Washington Monthly¹s rankings for the
first time in 2010.
Different from other ranking publications, Washington Monthly asks, ³What
are colleges doing for the country?²
“This recognition affirms the quality of students’ educational experiences
at MUW, and our faculty understand the role of education and how it benefits
the community. Our students are demonstrating their focus on service by
using their educational opportunities to better our world.” said Dr. Jim
Borsig, W president.
The ranking formula is based on schools¹ contribution to the public good in
three broad categories: 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
According to Washington Monthly editors, ³Our rankings aim to identify
institutions that are acting on behalf of the true public interest.²
The W has earned consistent recognition on the President¹s Higher Education
Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to service beyond the
campus. For the third year in a row, MUW has been recognized on the
President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Students, faculty
and staff completed 256,000 hours of community service in 2011-2012