TAMIU Rises to Fourth in Top Ten National Ranking
Why is a Top Ten National Ranking Important?
When a University competes, and ranks, on a national scale, it says a lot about that University. In this ranking, Texas A&M International University rose four places, to rank fourth in the Top Ten ranking among Southern Colleges by Washington Monthly Magazine in its 2017 College Guide, dubbed “The Other College Guide.” Last year, TAMIU ranked eighth.
What Does That Mean to Me?
What are you looking for in a University? This ranking looked at institutions’ social mobility, civic engagement and research, and also identified those that are best values based on “net price:” affordability and how well universities do at graduating students. TAMIU stacked up impressively on all accounts!
How Could That Impact Me?
For example, do you want a campus life that’s active and affords you different experiences? TAMIU student engagement comes through service-learning and volunteer initiatives. Last year, TAMIU got its second consecutive Presidential Honor Roll Award for community service programs. Through service-learning projects, faculty and student lead-research initiatives, staff and student volunteerism efforts, TAMIU has generated over $3 million in in-kind economic impact. THAT’s taking the classroom to the real world…and Going Beyond.
How Did Researchers Determine This?
It’s complicated, but among factors considered in the ranking are the percentage of first generation students, student loan repayment rates, net price rank, predicted median earnings and median earnings 10 years after entering college, among others.
So, in Short, What’s the Take Away?
As the author noted in his “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2017” overview: ‘Best Bang’ universities (like TAMIU) charge students “a reasonable price for quality education that will advance them in their careers.”
Where Can I Find Out More?
You can read more about the Washington Monthly ranking here: http://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/2017/08/TAMIUWM17083117.shtml