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10-28-2010


University of the Cumberlands ranks in Washington Monthly’s top twenty baccalaureate universities for service

Williamsburg, Ky. – Officials at University of the Cumberlands have announced that the Washington Monthly 2010 College Guide has ranked the university in its top 50 baccalaureate colleges and universities and in the top 20 for service.

Unlike most college rankings, which position institutions according to how they benefit students alone, the Washington Monthly’s Annual College Guide employs measures that assess how well colleges and universities serve their communities and the country. According to its editors, the magazine uses public data to examine colleges through three lenses: social mobility, which considers how well an institution provides opportunities for first-generation and low-income students; research; and service. Cumberlands was ranked at13 in the magazine’s service category and as 34th overall among the nation’s baccalaureate colleges and universities.

“We are pleased to learn of this latest honor, and we appreciate the Washington Monthly’s recognition of Cumberlands’ contribution to not only our region but also to the country and ultimately, the world,” said Dr. Jim Taylor, Cumberlands’ president.

The Washington Monthly, a Washington, D.C.-based magazine founded in 1969, began publishing its annual College Guide in 2005. This is the first year it has included baccalaureate and master’s schools in its rankings.