For the ninth-consecutive year, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is in Washington Monthly’s Top 100 for master’s universities in the nation. SIUE is fourth among 27 master’s institutions in Illinois on the national magazine’s list.
Unlike conventional college rankings, Washington Monthly evaluates an institution’s “contribution to the public good” in three broad categories: social mobility – educating low-income students; research – producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs; and service – encouraging students to give something back to their communities. The data is based on the three most recent fiscal years.
“Washington Monthly’s annual rankings are significant as SIUE follows through on its mission to shape a changing world,” said SIUE Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook. “It is impressive for this emerging University to be included among the top 15 percent of master’s institutions nationally.”
Washington Monthly ranked SIUE 99th nationally in the master’s universities category, which includes 695 public and private institutions. View the entire list here. For the third consecutive year, SIUE is also included in the “Best Bang for the Buck” among Midwest institutions.
SIUE ranked 11th nationally in expenditures for research, having invested an average of nearly $19 million in research expenditures during the past three fiscal years. This investment allows a significant number of SIUE undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in research projects in their fields of study.
Under the service sub-category, SIUE was ranked 39th in the percent of federal work-study funds dedicated to students employed in community service programs.
SIUE students have many opportunities to work on service projects throughout the year through the University’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center. Those initiatives include service-learning through coursework, volunteer projects, the SIUE Experience, scholarship requirements, the AmeriCorps America Reads program and student organizations that track their service hours.
Photo: SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook.