Washington Monthly Ranks Bethany Top Liberal Arts College

BETHANY, W.Va. — Bethany College is among the top 107 liberal arts colleges in the country according to a recent report by Washington Monthly. The publication rates schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.Ds), and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country). 

“Washington Monthly’s announcement furthers a tradition of high praise for Bethany from the nation’s top ranking agencies,” stated Bethany College President Scott D. Miller. “As a result of strategic planning that focuses on developing the College’s many unique resources, Bethany continues to produce an increasing number of the nation’s brightest graduates for lives of meaning and service.”

Bethany was recently ranked among First Tier National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News and World Report and was the only West Virginia institution to be included in the First Tier listings.

Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.