The Washington Monthly recently released its annual College Guide and Rankings, an increasingly influential alternative to U.S. News & World Report's much-criticized rankings. The Guide also features America's 12 most innovative colleges for adult learners.

According to Washington Monthly's Editor-in-Chief, Paul Glastris, the Washington Monthly "measures colleges and universities based on what they are doing for the country--by improving social mobility, producing research, and promoting public service."

For the second year in a row, the publication ranked the best two- and four-year colleges for adult learners. "The share of college students who are 25 years old or older is around 40 percent," says Paul Glastris...

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.