Three colleges in Indiana are among the top 50 on an annual national list for "contribution to the public good." Washington Monthly‘s 2015 National Universities Rankings consider factors including social mobility, research and public service.

The top schools overall in Indiana are:

20. Indiana State University – 69
23. University of Notre Dame – 68
50. Purdue University – 60
107. Indiana University – 50
161. IUPUI – 42
221. Ball State University – 33

Indiana State University President Dan Bradley gives credit to the Center for Community Engagement for the school’s high public service scores. "Their efforts are helping to improve our community and better prepare our students for productive lives and careers."

The publication also listed "Best Bang For Your Buck." These schools are rated on net price, graduation rates and future earnings compared to loans. Organized regionally, Indiana placed 15 schools in the top 100 in the Midwest. They are:

14. Huntington University
16. Bethel College
17. Hanover College
21. Indiana University
37. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
40. Grace College & Theological Seminary in Winona Lake
41. University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne
45. Marian University
48. Goshen College
51. Earlham College
63. Indiana State University
67. Purdue University
75. Saint Josephs College
90. Franklin College
93. University of Indianapolis

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