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Tuskegee University ranked No. 2 baccalaureate college in nation, No. 1 in research

August 24, 2015

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (August 24, 2015) — For the fifth consecutive year, Tuskegee University is among the top baccalaureate colleges in the country. Washington Monthly has recently released their annual college guide and Tuskegee is No. 2 among  344 colleges and universities across the nation. 

Founded in 1969, the non-profit bimonthly magazine focuses on U.S. government, culture, media and politics. The publication evaluated the schools based on service, social mobility and research categories. For the third consecutive year, the institution was No. 1 overall for the research category. According to the magazine, Tuskegee spent more than $17.61 million on research, which is an increase from the 15.75 million reported in 2014. 

The service criterion was determined by factors such as student participation in ROTC and Peace Corps programs and percentage of federal work-study funds spent on service. Tuskegee ranked No. 2 in ROTC participation. Social mobility was gauged by factors such as the number of students with Pell Grants and graduation percentage. According to the publication, 62 percent of Tuskegee’s students are Pell Grant recipients.

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