Washington Monthly Recognizes IUP on 2010 List for Contributions to Society

Posted on 8/26/2010 1:26:50 PM

IUP has been selected, for the second consecutive year, for Washington Monthly magazine’s national rankings of schools based on their contributions to society.

IUP is one of only eleven Pennsylvania universities and the only public doctoral university in the state to be selected for the 2010 rankings.

When compiling the list, Washington Monthly editors used three criteria: social mobility, research, and service.

“America’s best colleges are those that produce new scientific discoveries and highly trained PhDs, help economically disadvantaged students earn degrees, and emphasize the obligations students have to serve their communities and the nation at large,” editors noted.

“Instead of just measuring what colleges can do for you, we ask, ‘What are colleges doing for the country?’” Paul Glastris, editor in chief, said.

Only 258 colleges and universities throughout the nation were selected for the rankings.

This recognition follows IUP’s selection in 2009 and 2010 for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts to America’s communities.

IUP was recently recognized as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes Magazine. It is one of only twenty-three Pennsylvania colleges and universities chosen for this third annual listing, which includes schools “based on the quality of the education they provide, the experiences of the students and how much they achieve.”

In addition, IUP was selected, for the seventeenth year in a row, as one of the nation’s top doctoral universities by U.S. News & World Report.

In July, IUP celebrated its tenth consecutive year of inclusion in the Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” guidebook and selection as a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review guidebook editors for the second year in a row.