Washington Monthly Names UofM Among Top National Universities

September 29, 2015 - The 2015 Washington Monthly College Guide ranks the University of Memphis No. 40 among its listing of national universities. The UofM is ranked fifth in the category of service staff, courses and financial aid support.

Washington Monthly rates schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs) and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

"It's rewarding to see the UofM recognized nationally, particularly in the Top 40 in the Washington Monthly rankings, given the importance of access and diversity to our mission," said President M. David Rudd. "The University of Memphis offers a great educational experience, one that rivals anyone in the country, and we aspire to Tier 1 status that reflects that quality."

The full list is available at www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/rankings-2015/national-universities-rank.php.

Contact: Gabrielle Maxey