Washington Monthly Cites UB as a Top 50 Master's-Level University; Highest Ranking Among All Public Institutions in Maryland
August 27, 2018
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Washington Monthly's 13th annual College Guide and Rankings ranks the University of Baltimore at #41 in the national category of Top 150 Master's Universities, placing UB as the best performing public institution in Maryland and 22nd nationwide among all ranked public colleges and universities. The ranking weighs social mobility, research and public service in determining which schools are performing best for their students, and considers several factors, such as graduates' earnings, in its methodology.
"We rank 4-year schools (national universities, liberal arts colleges, baccalaureate colleges, and master’s universities) based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories," the magazine states in its introduction to the ranked institutions. "Those categories are: 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)."
In two subcategories—"Best Bang for the Buck - Northeast" (a category recognizing colleges "which help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices") and "Best Colleges for Adult Learners - 4 Year Colleges"—the University of Baltimore ranked #17 and #16, respectively. In the former category, UB dropped two spots, while in the latter, it rose 13 places, compared to last year's rankings.
UB's overall ranking of #41 nationally also was an improvement; in 2017 that ranking was #66.
Read more about Washington Monthly's 2018 College Guide and Rankings.