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Ithaca College Ranked for Contributing to the Public Good

 ITHACA, NY — Ithaca College has been named one of the top institutions of its kind in the country for contributing to the public good. In the recently released 2012 College Guide and Rankings, Washington Monthly magazine ranked Ithaca at number 50 on its list of 682 master’s-degree granting colleges and universities.

Since 2005, Washington Monthly has been annually compiling what it calls “a different kind of college ranking” because it “asks not what colleges can do for you, but what colleges are doing for the country.” Schools are rated 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).

Ithaca scored particularly well in the category of graduating bachelor’s degree recipients who go on to earn their PhD, ranking 13th among comparable institutions. IC has been consistently moving up in the overall rankings, from #90 in 2010 to #64 in 2011 to #50 this year.

To view the complete list of rankings and an explanation of the methodology behind them, visit