For Immediate Release
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For the third consecutive year, King’s College has been recognized as among the best master’s degree granting institutions in the country in a national ranking which recognizes higher learning institutions for 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 “2012 College Rankings: A Different Kind of College Ranking.” The rankings were based on three evenly weighted selection criteria; social mobility, service, and research.
King’s ranked in the top fifth (138th) of almost 700 “master’s universities” in the United States in the rankings and placed seventh in Pennsylvania. King’s and the University of Scranton (187th) were the only local institutions ranked in the top 200.
King’s ranked 11th nationally from among 682 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. During the 2010-2011 academic year, King’s students combined for more than 174,000 service hours. The student service hours do not include the efforts of many King’s faculty, administrators, and staff members who participated alongside students in service activities and academic service learning.
“The King’s Community values its consistent placement in these rankings because it reflects the dedication of our students to serving those less fortunate and also the impact a King’s education has on their lives after graduation,” said Father John Ryan, C.S.C., college president.
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