Washington Monthly ranks Marietta high in Baccalaureate Colleges

College comes in at No. 13 in 2017 rankings

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MARIETTA, OHIO (09/05/2017) Marietta College has placed 13th in a national ranking of colleges and universities across the United States in regards to an institution's contribution to the public good - up from 26th last year.

The Washington Monthly 2017 College Guide and Rankings assesses institutions based on social mobility (graduation rate, first-generation performance, net price rank), research (expenditures and bachelor's to Ph.D.) and service (encouraging students to give back to their country).

The survey considers universities' predicted and actual graduation rates; the percentage of low-income students receiving federal aid; the percentage of all students who join the Peace Corps or ROTC, or engage in other community service; and the number of faculty receiving significant awards and elected to the national academies.

The top five in the Bachelor's category were Cooper Union (New York), Goshen College (Indiana), College of the Ozarks (Missouri), Cedar Crest College (Pennsylvania) and California Maritime Academy.

Regardless of methodology, Marietta has consistently placed among the best colleges and universities in regional and national rankings for more than 30 years.

Complete rankings: http://washingtonmonthly.com/2017college-guide

Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy begun in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 45 majors and has been listed among Barron's Best Buys in College Education and Peterson's Competitive Colleges, and has been recognized as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by Forbes.com.