The Editors


A Note on Methodology – 2005

E ach of our three categories included several components. We determined the Community Service score by measuring each school’s performance in three different areas: the percentage of their students enrolled in the Army or Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps; the percentage of their students who are currently serving in the Peace Corps; and the percentage… Read more »

The Washington Monthly College Guide – Other guides ask what colleges can do for you. We ask what are colleges doing for the country – 2005

T his month, U.S. News & World Report releases its annual rankings of colleges. First published in 1983, the guide has become its own mini-event: College presidents, education reporters, alumni, parents, and high school juniors alike all scramble to get their hands on the rankings. Its release is followed by weeks of gloating from the… Read more »