By: Special to The Laredo Sun
TAMIU’s ranking (41 out of 682 institutions), is based on the University’s contribution in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs) and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).
TAMIU president Dr. Ray Keck said the ranking is a source of pride for the University.
“Daily, our students, faculty, staff and partners bring to life the mission of this University: to help the peoples of our city and region to realize their higher education dreams.
Being recognized in this way for doing just that is something that we’re all very proud of,” said Keck.
The Washington, D.C. -based Washington Monthly covers politics, government, culture and the media with a special focus on the Beltway.
Since 1969 the magazine has prided itself on launching the careers of top journalists including Nicholas Lemann, Dean of the Columbia School of Journalism; Jonathan Alter of Newsweek, Katherine Boo and Nicholas Thompson of the New Yorker; James Fallows and James Bennet of the Atlantic, Michael Kinsley, founder of Slate, Amy Sullivan of Time, historian Taylor Branch, David Ignatius of the Washington Post, and Joe Nocera and Nicholas Confessore of the New York Times, among others.
For more on TAMIU’s ranking, visit Washington Monthly’s dedicated site at: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/rankings_2012/masters_universities_social_mobility.php
More information is also available on the University’s dedicated Facebook, Twitter and YouTube sites and on its free smartphone and tablet App, downloadable at tamiu.edu
Edited by: C.R.