TAMIU Gets Top 5% National Ranking by Washington Monthly
Posted: 8/29/13

TAMIU Gets Top 5% National Ranking by
Washington Monthly Magazine

As Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students return to class this week, they’ll be returning to a University ranked in the Top 5% nationally of Master’s Universities in a survey conducted by Washington Monthly Magazine for its “2013 College Rankings.”Best Colleges Mast

TAMIU is the only A&M campus in the ranking’s Top 100.

TAMIU’s ranking (23 out of 684 institutions), is based on the University’s contribution 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).

TAMIU president Dr. Ray Keck noted the ranking is also up 18 points over last year’s 41 ranking.

“This ranking, like last year’s, shows that every day our students, faculty, staff and partners bring to life the mission of this University: to help the people of our city and region to realize their infinite possibilities. Being recognized in this way for doing just that is something we can all be proud of,” Dr. Keck said.

Keck said the survey is also noteworthy because of how it measures universities’ contributions.

“For example, I think it’s impressive to note that our students’ contributions back to their community in service projects is measured to indicate what universities do to further their mission in the communities they call home,” Keck said.

The Washington, D.C.-based Washington Monthly covers politics, government, culture and the media with a special focus on the Beltway.

Of the 2013 College Rankings, the Editors write on their web site:
“We designed the Washington Monthly college rankings to embody the American higher education compact at the institutional level. Instead of lauding colleges for closing their doors to all but an elite few, we give high marks to institutions that enroll low-income students, help them graduate, and don’t charge them an arm and a leg to attend.”

Since 1969 the magazine has launched the careers of top journalists including Nicholas Lemann, Dean of the Columbia School of Journalism; Jonathan Alter of Newsweek, Katherine Boo and Nicholas Thompson of the New Yorker; James Fallows and James Bennet of the Atlantic and Michael Kinsley, founder of Slate, among others.

For more on TAMIU’s ranking, visit Washington Monthly’s dedicated site at:
TAMIU’s Fall semester gets under Wednesday with late registration ending September 3.

TAMIU information is available by calling the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, emailing prmis@tamiu.edu or visiting tamiu.edu

More information is also available on the University’s dedicated Facebook, Twitter and YouTube sites and on its free smartphone and tablet App, downloadable at tamiu.edu

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu