The Evergreen State College ranked No. 1 in the Nation for Public Good by Washington Monthly

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September 19, 2022
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OLYMPIA – The Evergreen State College has earned the top spot ranking by Washington Monthly in their 2022 University Rankings

Since 2005 Washington Monthly has ranked four-year, liberal arts colleges based on their contributions to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research and promoting public service. 

“This first-place ranking by Washington Monthly in our category includes more than 600 colleges and universities around the country. It celebrates how Evergreen’s learning model is grounded in values of service, community, social responsibility,” said Evergreen President, Dr. John Carmichael. “Our faculty are committed to teaching students problem-solving skills and the ability to navigate tough issues through respectful and thoughtful discourse to be of service to our communities.” 

Evergreen is about collaboration and collective problem solving while bolstering access to a dynamic learning model, especially for populations who have historically been excluded from higher education. “This recognition shows that Evergreen’s approach to learning works for students, for their families, and for the communities they are part of", added Carmichael. 

 “Washington has some of the best public colleges in the country,” said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. “The Evergreen State College’s number one spot is no surprise to those of us who know just how dedicated the college’s students, educators and staff are. This is a well-deserved recognition of the opportunity Washington’s students have to receive top-notch higher education that includes academic offerings dedicated to public good.”

Over the decades, Evergreen’s graduates have done amazing things. They have contributed to groundbreaking research, become industry leaders, teachers, public servants, policy experts and successful entrepreneurs. 

Evergreen also landed the #15 spot on Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges” list. 

For more information on how you can take the next step in your career path by earning your degree at Evergreen, visit www.evergreen.edu Check out Evergreen’s new Professional and Continuing Education certificate offerings and graduate programs too. 

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