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Doane College Ranked Among Best Liberal Arts Colleges in Nation and First in Nebraska by Washington Monthly

After being named a top national liberal arts college last week by U.S.News & World Report, Doane College is again in the rankings listed among the best liberal arts colleges in the nation and the top Nebraska college in Washington Monthly’s 2013 Liberal Arts College Rankings.

Doane College ranks 58th out of 255 of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation.

According to Washington Monthly’s College Guide, the schools are rated on “their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).”

Doane also ranked 22nd among all liberal arts college and 144th among all colleges and universities nationwide in in Washington Monthly’s 2013 Best Bang for the Buck Rankings.

This ranking list is “based on the economic value students receive per dollar.” The guide calls it an exclusive list of colleges that do a great job of helping non-wealthy students earn affordable and marketable degrees. Only 349 colleges and universities made it on the best-bang-for-the-buck schools list.

Two other organizations have recognized Doane College this year. named Doane one of “America’s Top Colleges” and The Princeton Review named Doane among the “Best in the Midwest.”