UT ranks 23rd best university in nation, new study finds

Joshua Fechter

UT is the 23rd best university in the nation, according to Washington Monthly’s 2012 rankings of U.S. universities.

Washington Monthly’s results differ significantly from those of U.S. News & World Report, a highly referenced college ranking system, because of differences in its ranking methodology.

Washington Monthly bases its calculations on three categories: recruitment and retention of low-income
students, ability to produce research and doctorates and encouragement of students to complete service through avenues such as the Peace Corps.

According to Washington Monthly’s rankings, UT sits beneath two Texas universities, Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at El Paso, which rank second and 12th, respectively. UT ranks above Rice University and Texas A&M University-Kingsville, which rank 38th and 56th, respectively.

Printed on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 as: Texas ranks 23rd, survey determines