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Yet another ranking: Washington Monthly 2014

blue85blue85 Registered User Posts: 482 Member
This is clearly a "non-traditional" ranking rather than academic and places Michigan at 13th for contribution to the public good: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/rankings-2014/national-universities-rank.php

Replies to: Yet another ranking: Washington Monthly 2014

  • billcshobillcsho Registered User Posts: 18,405 Senior Member
    It was number 12 last year. For a compiled list of UM ranking, see the document below:
    http://obp.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/pubdata/factsfigures/rankings_umaa_2014.pdf
  • UCBChemEGradUCBChemEGrad Registered User Posts: 10,277 Senior Member
    Hmmm... some Big 10 schools don't have very high percentage of Pell Grant students.

    Michigan, 16%
    Wisconsin, 16%
    Indiana, 12%

    These are private school levels.

    tOSU, Michigan State and Minnesota enroll a higher percentage with about 25%.
  • bclintonkbclintonk Registered User Posts: 7,565 Senior Member
    I think those figures on Pell Grants are a bit misleading. First, 16% of Michigan's undergrad student body would be about 4,500 Pell Grant recipients, hardly a trivial number. In comparison, Harvard has only 666 (11% of 6,658); Yale 757 (14% of 5,405); Princeton 640 (12% of 5,336); Columbia 1,092 (18% of 6,068); Stanford 1,201 (17% of 7,063). So Michigan educates more Pell Grant recipients than the top 5 private universities combined (4,356).

    But then you also need to consider that roughly 40% of Michigan's undergrads are OOS. Michigan doesn't meet full need for OOS, so it's a good bet that precious few of the OOS students are on Pell Grants. If all 4,500 Pell Grant recipients are in-state, they'd represent about 27% of the in-state undergrads, roughly in line with Michigan State, Minnesota, and Michigan Tech.
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