U.S. News and Washington Monthly put UW Tacoma in top 10 in the West.
New rankings out this month highlight UW Tacoma’s ability to help non-wealthy students get marketable degrees at affordable prices.
Washington Monthly released its 2020 college guide and rankings, which the publication calls “the socially conscious alternative to U.S. News and World Report.” UW Tacoma is #2 in the West, out of 215 schools ranked, in the category of “Best Bang for the Buck” colleges, “the schools where students of modest means get the most for their money.”
U.S. News & World Report released its 2021 Best Colleges report. Among 124 regional universities in the West, UW Tacoma is #8 on a list of “Top Performers on Social Mobility.”
Both rankings focus on social mobility, or the likelihood that students possessing an institution’s degree will experience upward movement through the layers of social and economic classes. Both rankings rely on data available from the U.S. Department of Education (the IPEDS database) and particularly focus on how the ranked colleges do with students that receive financial aid grants via the federal Pell program.
Differences between the ranking methodologies (Washington Monthly is here, U.S. News is here) include Washington Monthly’s use of an eight-year graduation rate for all students, which they say presents a more complete picture of a college’s success with students, rather than the six-year data on first-time, full-time students that U.S. News employs.
The Milgard Women’s Initiative (MWI) is housed within the Center for Leadership & Social Responsibility at the Milgard School of Business. The council has several committees, which are led by members of the MWI Advisory Council. Within this Council, a number of committees develop and implement programs to “advance women as creative and innovative leaders throughout their organizations and communities”.
Slated for completion in Fall 2022, Milgard Hall will be a home for innovation, where business and technology meet. The building will be named Milgard Hall in honor of James A. and Carolyn Milgard and the Gary E. Milgard Family Foundations, longtime supporters of the University of Washington Tacoma.