Sept. 3, 2009

ISU receives high marks in Washington Monthly's annual college rankings

See Washington Monthly's national university college rankings.

Iowa State ranks 32nd out of 258 colleges and universities in Washington Monthly's 2009 national university college rankings. The rankings, out this week, rate schools on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories -- improving social mobility, producing research and promoting public service.

ISU gets high marks for federal work-study funds spent on service (ranked No. 4), science and engineering degrees awarded (ranked No. 33), ROTC (ranked No. 55), research expenditures (ranked No. 63) and faculty in national academies (ranked No. 79).