Washington Monthly has published its College Guide, which is based on social mobility, research, and service.
The top five places in the National Universities category are:

  1. University of California San Diego
  2. University of California Riverside
  3. University of California Berkeley
  4. Texas A &  M University College Station
  5. University of California Los Angeles.

The winners in the other categories are:

  • Liberal Arts Colleges: Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
  • Master’s Universities: Creighton University, Nebraska
  • Baccalaureate Colleges: Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina
  • Affordable Elite Colleges: University of California Los Angeles.

The social mobility criteria are: number of low income students (receiving Pell grants), cost, predicted and actual graduation rate. More...