Evergreen Achieves High Marks in National College Rankings

August 26, 2008

While no one survey captures quality in higher education, Evergreen is appearing consistently on top national lists. The college ranks highly among national and West Coast schools in, “America’s Best Colleges 2009” by US News and World Report. According to the annual survey of America’s colleges and universities, The Evergreen State College is among the top schools ranked in its category “Best Universities-Master’s-West,” a grouping that indicates colleges with masters’ and bachelors’ programs but without doctorate programs. Evergreen landed in the top 25 on this measure. For more on this ranking, visit: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/college/items/8155.

US News and World Report also included The Evergreen State College as a Top College in the West and noted the national reputation of its learning communities and service learning programs. Evergreen ranked highly overall and was featured in the section, A+ Schools for B Students, a grouping for colleges that look beyond grades to other indicators of student success, also described as schools with “first rate programs and strong reputations.”

Evergreen is among The Best 368 Colleges selected by The Princeton Review. In addition to recognizing Evergreen’s academic quality, Evergreen scored well on The Princeton Review’s new Green rating—a measure of environmentally-related practices, policies and course offerings. The Evergreen State College scored a nearly perfect “green rating” of 98 of a possible 99. More information is available here: http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings.aspx?uidbadge=%07 and here: http://www.princetonreview.com/green/press-release.aspx?uidbadge=%07.

Sierra magazine, a publication of the Sierra Club, named Evergreen as one of the nation’s top 10 “coolest” schools for its efforts to address global warming and engage the campus in environmental conservation. Sierra’s list, “10 That Get It,” shows that schools of all sizes are taking action on global warming. Top schools earned points for policies in 10 categories: buildings, energy, food, investment, procurement, transportation, curriculum, environmental activism, waste management and overall commitment to sustainability. A perfect score in every category would give a school 100 points. Evergreen ranked No. 5 with a score of 88. More information is available here: http://www.sierraclub.org/greencolleges.

The Evergreen State College is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences college known for its distinctive interdisciplinary curriculum, high level of student/faculty engagement and emphasis on putting learning into action.