Ranked in the Top 15% of Liberal Arts Bachelor’s Colleges Nationwide

St. Andrews Laurinburg 2021 Washington Monthly College Ranking

We are proud to find St. Andrews in the Washington Monthly’s 2021 College Rankings. The Washington Monthly ranks colleges based on their contribution to the community. In their 2021 list of Bachelor’s Colleges, 1,466 met their inclusion criteria, and St. Andrews ranked #222 – top 15%. This list compares liberal arts colleges nationwide offering primarily bachelor’s degrees.

St. Andrews in Washington Monthly’s 2021 College Rankings: This ranking system weighs domains of social mobility, research, and community service. Metrics feeding these scores include:

  • Risk-adjusted graduation rates (St. Andrews has a 4-year graduation rate 26% above average for liberal arts colleges of the Southeast)
  • Affordability (St. Andrews ranks among the 2021 Best Value Colleges in North Carolina)
  • Income soon after graduation (St. Andrews gives a bigger earnings boost than other liberal arts colleges of the Southeast)
  • Students who go into community service
  • Students who go on to earn PhDs
  • Students who register to vote
  • And other indicators of the college contributing to the public good