Valparaiso University has been named the No. 4 top master's university in the nation by the Washington Monthly magazine.
The publication annually ranks universities based on their contribution to the public good. Criteria include cutting-edge research and scholarship, recruiting and graduating low-income students and commitment to service. Valpo is continually recognized for its dedication to preparing students for a lifetime of leadership and service.
According to the Washington Monthly’s website, the magazine looks at what colleges are doing for the country and recognizes institutions that provide an outstanding education while maintaining affordability. Pell Grant recipients, graduation rates, financial assistance, community service hours relative to school size and the number of alumni who go on to serve in the ROTC and the Peace Corps all contribute to a school's ranking.
Valparaiso University is one of only three colleges in Indiana to be included in the rankings.