MANSFIELD, PA— Mansfield University has been recognized by Washington Monthly magazine as one of “America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2016,” ranking 86th out of the 386 schools in the Northeast region.
According to Washington Monthly, the “Best Bang for the Buck” list examines colleges and universities that help students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.
“We are honored to be recognized by Washington Monthly,” MU President Fran Hendricks said. “We use innovative approaches, such a freezing tuition and room rates, to make our high quality programs even more accessible to students. It is gratifying to receive validation for what we see as our stated mission and commitment to student success.”
This national ranking is broken down by region (Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, South and West), and appears in the publication’s September/October 2016 issue and College Guide, as well as online.
Mansfield has also been recognized for its outstanding value to students and families before, being named among the nation’s Colleges of Distinction in 2015 and 2016.
Washington Monthly’s annual college guide began in 2005 as a counter balance to the dominant U.S. News & World Report rankings. According the magazine, Washington Monthly’s lists are based “not on what (colleges) did for themselves, but on what they did for their country,” according to guest editor Kevin Carey, who directs the education policy program at the New America Foundation. The magazine’s rankings are based on three broad categories: social mobility, research and service.
The complete list of rankings are available online, as is more information about the magazine’s methodology, at washingtonmonthly.com
To learn more about Mansfield University, go to mansfield.edu