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UW-Madison ranked 23rd by Washington Monthly

August 23, 2010

The annual college rankings season rolled on Monday (Aug. 23) as the University of Wisconsin–Madison was ranked 23rd nationally in this year’s edition of Washington Monthly’s 2010 College Rankings.

The rankings are based a methodology that assesses three areas, including “social mobility,” which takes into account percentage of students receiving Pell Grants and graduation rates; research, which takes into account research expenditures and bachelor’s-to-doctorate rank, and; service, which examines several community service measures.

The magazine acknowledges that the research score rewards large schools for their size.

“This is intentional,” the report says. “It is the huge numbers of scientists engineers and PhDs that larger universities produce, combined with their enormous amounts of research spending, that will help keep America competitive in an increasingly global economy.”

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