Washington Monthly has ranked Emory & Henry among the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the nation.
For the third consecutive year, Emory & Henry has been placed among the top institutions of this prestigious ranking. The College stands at 33 on the list, up from 48 the previous year. In 2010, Emory & Henry was ranked 21.
The ranking considers several traditional measures, including graduation rates, graduate school success and research expenditures. But it also places emphasis on service learning and community service. According to the ranking, Emory & Henry ranks third in the nation for service learning and the percentage of students who participate in service programs.
Emory & Henry is the highest-ranked college or university in Virginia on the list. Other Virginia institutions in the top 50 include Hollins University at 35 and Washington and Lee University at 46. Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore colleges in Pennsylvania top the ranking.
Emory & Henry has enjoyed in recent years a spate of high rankings and recognitions. Earlier this year, Forbes Magazine ranked the E&H faculty among the top 20 faculties in the nation. Last November, an E&H chemistry professor, Dr. Jim Duchamp, became the seventh E&H professor to receive the Carnegie Foundation Virginia Professor of the Year Award, solidifying the College’s dominance of the award.
In addition, Emory & Henry was recently included in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives, and readers of Virginia Living magazine in April voted Emory & Henry the best college or university in Southwest Virginia, topping Virginia Tech and Radford University.