Glastris says that the Washington Monthly university rankings rewards good behavior.

“To rise on our list you have to recruit and graduate more low-to-moderate income students, charge reasonable prices, encourage them to be good citizens, and produce cutting-edge research and Ph.Ds—chasing wealthy and already-well-prepared students gains you nothing on our list.”

Perhaps unsurprisingly, compared with U.S. News & World Report, the top four out 10 national university rankings are public schools (curiously three out of the four are California public schools).

Click here to view Washington Monthly’s complete ranking.

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Michael Sharnoff is Associate Online Editor at eCampus News. Follow him @Michael_eSM.

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