Washington Monthly rates UMF 'Best Bang for the Buck' college

Aug 29, 2019
University of Maine Farmington recognized for 10th year.

Farmington — Washington Monthly College Guide and Rankings for 2019 recognizes the University of Maine Farmington as a “Best Bang for the Buck” college that makes outstanding contributions to the public good.

This is the tenth year in a row UMF has been recognized by Washington Monthly as a college that helps students earn a high-quality diploma at an affordable price while instilling in them a sense of service.

This year, UMF ranked number 6 out of 200 Top Bachelor’s Colleges in the U.S. by Washington Monthly for excellence in contributions to the public good. It is the only Maine College in the top 18 institutions in this category.

In addition, UMF has been ranked number 60 out of nearly 400 colleges in the Northeast as a “Best Bang for the Buck” college for its commitment to affordability, strong student outcomes and upward mobility.

This list ranks schools according to how well they help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. The ranking is based on multiple factors, including “net” price, graduation rate, percentage of first-gen students, and students’ post-graduate earning ability to pay off their student loans.

One of the leading voices of independent journalism since 1969, Washington Monthly created the college guide to provide honest and practical information needed to make sense of the college process.

Washington Monthly’s rankings are by Carnegie classification and are based on a final sample of 1,431 colleges that includes public, private nonprofit and for-profit colleges.

The complete 2019 Washington Monthly rankings can be seen at washingtonmonthly.com/2019college-guide.





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