Washington Monthly ranks Jewell in top 10% for research, social mobility, service


Of 1,550 colleges in the country, Washington Monthly ranked William Jewell College in the top 10 percent of the 242 Bachelor’s Colleges for its impact on the public good.

In its 2023 College Guide and Rankings, Washington Monthly ranked schools in three categories: research (faculty and students), social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income and first-generation students), and opportunities for public service. William Jewell College was in the Bachelor’s division of colleges and universities that award mostly four-year degrees focused on arts and sciences. Of the 242 top Bachelor’s Colleges, here's how Jewell ranked:

  • No. 6: students who serve in AmeriCorps and Peace Corps
  • No. 11: graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D.
  • No. 14: student and faculty research
  • No. 19: service
  • No. 24: overall ranking for Contributing to the Public Good
  • No. 27: graduation rate

Among nearly 400 top colleges in all categories in the Midwest, Jewell also was named to the 2023 Best Bang for the Buck list. Washington Monthly selects these schools based on “how well they help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.”

Read more about the 2023 Washington Monthly rankings and methodology. Review Jewell (No. 24) and all Bachelor’s College results table.