Our partners at Washington Monthly determined which colleges have the most service-minded students, faculty, and policies by measuring these areas: the size of their Army and Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs; the proportion of alumni in the Peace Corps; the percentage of federal work-study money spent on community-service projects; the number of students participating in community service and their total service hours; whether classes incorporate service; and if there are service-based scholarships. Of the 510 schools they evaluated, here's how the top 25 stack up.
About Our Rankings:
Contributing editor Peter Bernstein and researcher Courtney Kennedy drew on dozens of sources to compile these rankings including information from the National Center for Education Statistics, The Washington Monthly, and College Prowler. A portion of the data they used is represented in the following school profiles, but for the full methodologies, see our FAQ here. And if you’re not a rankings fan, take a look at this piece by Colin Diver, the president of Reed College, about why schools dislike rankings and how families can use them wisely as part of their college decision-making process.
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