Washington Monthly Places College on ‘Best for Student Voting’ List

  • Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018

Madison, Wis. (September 4, 2018) – Edgewood College is honored to be recognized by Washington Monthly magazine by being placed on that publication’s ‘Best Colleges for Student Voting’ ranking. Edgewood College is one of only 58 institutions out of more than 1488 four-year colleges on the list.

“We have an abiding commitment to educating our students to become informed, engaged citizens, and voting is one of the most fundamental expressions of our responsibilities,” Dean Pribbenow, Vice President for Academic Affairs/Academic Dean, said. “We are grateful that our students are being recognized for their active participation in our democracy.”

The ranking is based on voter registration and voting rates among students, participation in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, including making the results of the All IN initiative public, and other measures.

For the fourth consecutive year, Edgewood College is also honored with a place on the ‘National Universities’ list in the Washington Monthly College Guide. Edgewood College is highest ranked private institution in Wisconsin on that list.

The publication’s rankings are based on contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.Ds.), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

Washington Monthly was established in 1969 “as an independent voice in politics, culture, and the pursuit of good government.”