Washington Monthly magazine’s annual College Guide and Rankings has again named Lyon College to its list of the nation’s best liberal arts colleges. Lyon is ranked 30th in the “Best Liberal Arts College” category. Lyon has made the magazine’s list of top colleges for the past eight years.
Unlike most other college guides, the Washington Monthly guide asks not only what colleges are doing for students, but also what colleges are doing for the country.
Washington Monthly came up with three indicators of how much a school is contributing to the public good. The magazine ranked schools in three broad categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.’s), and community service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).