Washington Monthly ranks Jewell No. 3 for Impact on the Public Good


Of 1,550 colleges in the country, Washington Monthly ranked William Jewell College No. 3 among the top 244 Bachelor’s Colleges for its impact on the public good.

In its 2021 College Guide and Rankings, Washington Monthly ranked national universities, liberal arts colleges, bachelor’s college and master’s universities on their contributions to the public good in three categories: research (measuring both faculty and students), social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income and first-generation students) and community/national service (encouraging students to give back to their country).

William Jewell was in the Bachelor’s division of colleges and universities that award mostly four-year degrees focused on arts and sciences. Of the 244 top Bachelor’s Colleges, Jewell ranked high in a number of categories:

  • No. 2: Peace Corps service
  • No. 3: OVERALL ranking for Contributing to the Public Good
  • No. 3: spending on student and faculty research
  • No. 3: graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D.
  • No. 5: community and national service
  • No. 18: earnings rank

Among nearly 400 top colleges in all categories in the Midwest, Jewell was named to the 2021 Best Bang for the Buck list, ranking in the top third. Washington Monthly selects these schools based on “how well they help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.”

Read more about the 2021 Washington Monthly rankings and methodology. Review Jewell (No. 3) and all Bachelor’s College results table.