Washington Monthly recognizes Drury as a “Best Bang for the Buck” school
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 6, 2016 — Washington Monthly magazine has recognized Drury University as one of the nation’s top values in higher education.
Drury has been named a Midwest Region “Best Bang For the Buck College” in the magazine’s 2016 college guide issue released this month. The “Best Bang for the Buck” list examines colleges that help students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices, according to Washington Monthly. Drury is No. 49 on the list. Drury was also named to Washington Monthly’s national list of best liberal arts colleges.
Drury has been recognized before for its outstanding value to students and families. U.S. News & World Report and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance both named Drury as a best value school in 2015.
Washington Monthly’s annual college guide began in 2005 as a counter balance to the dominant U.S. News & World Report Rankings, according the magazine. Washington Monthly’s lists are based “not on what (colleges) did for themselves, but on what they did for their country,” according to guest editor Kevin Carey, who directs the education policy program at the New America Foundation. All of the magazine’s rankings are based on three broad categories: social mobility, research and service.