EKU Recognized by Washington Monthly for Contributions to Public Good

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For the second consecutive year, Eastern Kentucky University has earned national recognition for its contribution to the public good.

EKU was honored along with 552 other Master’s Universities nationwide in the 2011 Washington (DC) Monthly College Guide and Rankings. (In addition, Eastern now offers two doctoral degrees – in nursing practice and in educational leadership and policy studies.)

Washington Monthly rates schools based on their 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 country).

“Conventional rankings are designed to show what colleges can do for you,” the magazine explains. “Since 2005, our rankings have posed a different question: ‘What are colleges doing for the country?’ Higher education, after all, isn’t just important for undergraduates. We all benefit when colleges produce groundbreaking research that drives economic growth, when they offer students from low-income families the path to a better life, and when they shape the character of future leaders.”

For more information, visit www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/feature/americas_best_masters_universi_1.php.

Published on September 01, 2011