University secures top 30% spot among 281 national colleges
” title=”Washington Monthly Cover” alt=”" src=”http://tnstatenewsroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Screen-Shot-2012-09-05-at-1.17.04-PM.png” width=”232″ height=”296″ />NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University is 87th among 281 national colleges and universities rated by Washington Monthly magazine based on social mobility, research and service. Of the 281 colleges recognized, TSU was ranked in the top 30 percent in the country because of its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities.
Unlike other college rankings that focus on what colleges do primarily for the good of the individual students, Washington Monthly’s rankings focus on what colleges are doing for the good of the country through the way they educate their students.
According to the publication’s methodology to determine rankings, factors such as social mobility encompasses recruiting and graduating low-income students; research means producing cutting-edge scholarship and awarding Ph.D. degrees; and service is encouraging students to give something back to their country are used.
Universities such as TSU are included in the rankings since the Washington Monthly believes students in the best colleges are taught by example and design to look beyond themselves and give back.
Overall, the magazine ranked 1,569 public, private nonprofit and for-profit colleges and universities. Other institutions from Tennessee to make the rankings include Vanderbilt University, University of Memphis, East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Trevecca Nazarene University, and the University of Tennessee.
Full rankings are available at http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/feature/_introduction_jobs_are_not.php
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Motto: Think, Work, Serve Established: June 19, 1912 Type: Public, HBCU Endowment: $41.7 million Chancellor: John Morgan President: Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover Faculty: 431 Enrollment: 8775 Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States Campus: Urban, 500 acres (2 km²) Former names: Tennessee A&I State Normal School for Negroes (1912); Tennessee A&I State Normal College (1925); Tennessee A&I State University (1951); Tennessee State University (1968) Colors: Reflex Blue and White Nickname: Tigers Athletics: National Collegiate Athletic Association Affiliations: Ohio Valley Conference Web site: www.tnstate.edu Phone: 615-963-5000
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