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Hendrix among Washington Monthly’s Top Colleges

CONWAY, Ark. (August 26, 2013) – Hendrix is listed among the top liberal arts colleges “based on their contribution to the public good” by Washington Monthly.

“Hendrix has always taken its mission to prepare ‘its graduates for lives of service and fulfillment in their communities and the world’ very seriously,” said Provost and Dean of the College Dr. Robert L. Entzminger, referencing the College’s Statement of Purpose. “It’s gratifying to be recognized for it in this way.”

According to its website, Washington Monthly used three broad categories for its rankings: 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).

Hendrix ranks 59th. The full list is available here.

In other rankings-related news, Hendrix is among the country’s top 100 most financially fit private colleges, according to a list published this month by Forbes magazine and is ranked #158 on the magazine’s list of America’s Top Colleges and #115 in a list of private colleges in the nation.

Hendrix is once again among the top colleges profiled in The Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges. Only 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the latest edition of the guide, and the primary selection criterion is based on the outstanding academics of each school. 

Last month, Hendrix was selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014 based on academic ratings, price category, and quality of student life on campus.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country’s best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit