Milligan jumps to top 25 in Washington Monthly ranking

Washington_MonthlyMILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Aug. 26, 2013)—Milligan College is ranked among the top 25 baccalaureate colleges in the nation, jumping from No. 78 last year to No. 24 this year in Washington Monthly’s 2013 College Guide Rankings.

The rankings were released today by Washington Monthly, the same publication that last week named Milligan a “Best Bang for the Buck” school, listing it fifth among baccalaureate schools based on the economic value students receive per dollar.

The magazine’s broader annual College Guide and Rankings examines what colleges are doing for their students and the public good—on whether they’re improving social mobility, producing research and promoting public service. Milligan was 24th out of 350 baccalaureate colleges listed, and was one of only two Tennessee colleges in the top 25.

“This ranking recognizes things Milligan has always done very well—a focus on scholarship, a commitment to community—both internally and externally, and all driven by faith,” said Milligan President Dr. Bill Greer.

Of the three categories—social mobility, research and service—Milligan’s highest sub-ranking is in the service category, where it placed fifth in community service participation and hours served.

Milligan’s Institute for Servant Leadership (ISL) serves to encourage and champion the college’s mission of servant leadership throughout the college’s activities—both inside and outside the classroom. ISL also offers scholarships, which require recipients to complete community service each semester. Examples of other service programs at Milligan include “Service Saturdays,” encouraging students to volunteer in the community, and the other college service clubs and organizations such Habitat for Humanity.

“Milligan does more than just talk about servant-leadership,” Greer said. “The college’s commitment to service is evident in community, church and professional organizations throughout the region, where Milligan students, faculty and staff volunteer.”

A complete list of the Washington Monthly rankings is available at www.washingtonmonthly.com. To learn more about Milligan, visit www.milligan.edu.


MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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