The College is ranked #3 on the Bachelor’s Colleges Ranking and #46 on the Midwest’s Best Bang for the Buck Ranking 

The 2020 edition of Washington Monthly’s College Guide and Rankings has listed Hiram College as number three in the country among colleges and universities that award bachelor’s degrees almost exclusively. Hiram is the top ranked Ohio college in the category, rising from its seat at number four last year.  

“Hiram’s impressive rise in the Washington Monthly rankings is a tribute to the hard and creative work of our faculty and staff, who are providing an outstanding educational experience at a very reasonable cost,” said David Haney, Ph.D., president of Hiram College. “It should also be noted that the Washington Monthly rankings focus not on how elite or wealthy colleges are, but rather on criteria that really matter, such as how schools promote students’ social mobility and public serviceAs our fall semester gets off to a running start despite the pandemic, it is heartening to know that our work is getting this kind of recognition.” 

Washington Monthly has ranked four-year institutions based on their contribution to the public good since 2005. Rankings consist of three equally weighted portions: social mobility, research, and promoting public service. To be considered a top-ranked institution, colleges must be excellent across all measures, rather than excelling in just one. An average of the three most recent years of data across all measures is used to establish a clear picture of an institution’s performance. 

Additionally, in the “Best Bang for the Buck” category, Hiram is ranked number 46 in the Midwest. The findings rate higher education institutions on their success in enabling students to obtain marketable degrees at affordable prices. The list is created by isolating the social mobility metrics from the main rankings of four-year institutions. 

This year, Hiram College was also recognized as a College of Distinction for its high-impact education practices, highly-engaged students, quality education, vibrant community, and successful outcomesas well as one of Money Magazine’s best colleges for the money.  

by Jenelle Bayus

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