Milligan jumps to top 20 in Washington Monthly ranking

Top-20-Washington-MonthlyMILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Aug. 25, 2014)—Milligan College is ranked among the top 20 baccalaureate colleges in the nation, jumping from No. 24 last year to No. 20 this year in Washington Monthly’s 2014 College Guide Rankings, released today.

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 20th out of 346 baccalaureate colleges listed and was one of only two Tennessee colleges in the top 20.

“This ranking recognizes things Milligan has always done 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 for community service participation and hours served.

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

“Milligan does more than just talk about servant-leadership—we model 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.”

Milligan also recently ranked 23rd among the top 50 most affordable Christian colleges and universities in the United States, according to Christian Universities Online.

“Our students receive a top-rate education taught from a Christian perspective in a caring community—and at a great value,” Greer said. “We are pleased others recognize the sound investment of Milligan education.”

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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 or call 800-262-8337.

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