King’s Ranks Among Best in Country at Service

King’s Ranks Among Best in Country at Service

For Immediate Release
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August 31, 2011 - For the second consecutive year, King’s College has been placed in the top five percent of all master’s degree granting colleges and universities in America in a ranking which emphasizes service to the community and social mobility of the student body.

The rankings appear in the September/October issue of “Washington Monthly” magazine as part of a cover story titled “2011 College Rankings: What Can Colleges Do for the Country.”  The rankings were based on three evenly weighted selection criteria; social mobility, service, and research.

King’s ranked 25th from among “master’s universities” in the United States and one of only three in Pennsylvania ranked in the top 50, ranking behind Villanova University and ahead of the University of Scranton.  King’s placed 30th in last year’s survey and was the only Pennsylvania–based entry to improve its ranking.

King’s ranked second nationally among 553 institutions in the master’s degree category for community service participation and hours served, one of five areas that comprise the service to the community aspect of the survey.

“I think this survey recognizes the King’s Community for its efforts to positively affect students from the time they arrive to the time they graduate,” said Father John Ryan, C.S.C., college president.  “The ranking news comes after a record class of new students completed a successful orientation program which included public service projects in the local community and a national survey that places the median mid-career salary of King’s graduates in the top 100 of all colleges and universities in the country.”

King’s College is a Catholic College Sponsored by the congregation of Holy Cross.

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