Lycoming College moves up 80 spots on Washington Monthly liberal arts list

Lycoming College rose to the 101st spot in the Washington Monthly Liberal Arts 2017 rankings, representing an increase of 80 positions in two years. The College joins Berea College in Kentucky, who topped the rankings, as well as Haverford College, Franklin & Marshall, Dickinson College and other Pennsylvania colleges on this year’s list.

Washington Monthly rates schools on contributions to the public good in three categories, including social mobility — recruiting and graduating low-income students; research — producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s; and service — encouraging students to give something back to their country. Lycoming’s current standing reflects its commitment to offering a distinctive liberal arts education, including the benefit of enhanced academic experiences, to promising students, regardless of their ability to pay.

“Lycoming aspires to be recognized as one of the very best liberal arts colleges in the country, and this placement on the Washington Monthly Liberal Arts 2017 is evidence that this college is on a trajectory of enhanced national recognition,” said Kent Trachte, Ph.D., president of Lycoming College. “We will continue to innovate and educate in a way that delivers a high-impact liberal arts and sciences education to young minds from across the country.”

The full Lycoming College entry can be viewed at https://washingtonmonthly.com/2017college-guide?ranking=2017-rankings-national-universities-liberal-arts.

The College’s upward movement in Washington Monthly, as well as in rankings from U.S. News & World Report, Colleges of Distinction and The Princeton Review Best 382 Colleges - 2018 validates Lycoming as one of the nation’s best undergraduate institutions.