After welcoming its biggest incoming class in a decade in August, Hastings College received additional positive news this week when college ranking reports were released by organizations who assess student outcomes and the cost-value benefit of colleges and universities across the country.
“These rankings reflect our dedication to delivering an outstanding education that equips our students for successful careers and instills in them a profound sense of service and community engagement,” said Dr. Rich Lloyd ‘85, president of Hastings College. “Our faculty, staff and students consistently strive for excellence, and these rankings are a testament to their work and dedication. We appreciate that other organizations, using available data, recognize Hastings College for the work we do.”
In its 2024 Best College rankings, the U.S. News & World Report ranked Hastings College 19th out of more than 80 Midwest colleges, and placed Hastings College 11th in the Best Value category for Midwest colleges, which takes into account a school’s academic quality, as indicated by its U.S. News ranking, and the net cost of attendance. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the net cost, the higher the ranking. Only 28 schools made the Best Value list this year.
U.S. News also included Hastings College in its Social Mobility ranking. This list includes colleges that are more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating economically disadvantaged students, including those awarded with Pell Grants.
Washington Monthly, in its assessment of four-year institutions that award almost exclusively bachelor’s degrees and that focus on arts and sciences rather than professional programs, ranked Hastings College 48th in the nation. This puts the College in the top 20 percent of more than 240 bachelor-focused schools that made its list. The publication’s rankings are based on each school’s contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research and promoting public service.
Washington Monthly also included Hastings College on its Midwest Best Bang for the Buck list, which assesses schools according to how well they help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices and demonstrates the good value that is Hastings College.
These rankings underscore Hastings College’s commitment to providing high-quality education, exceptional value and significant impact on both its students and the communities it serves.
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