Spring 2014 Issue

William & May by the Numbers

By W&M Alumni Magazine

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education recently published a report on selective colleges and universities with the smallest gap between white and black students’ graduation rates, and William & Mary was shown to have the smallest gap of all public institutions on the list.

For the 10th consecutive year, the university has seen an increase in its undergraduate applications with the number for the Class of 2018 expected to reach about 14,500. That’s a new record, breaking the one set last year by about 3.6 percent.

W&M is one of the nation’s top 10 best values for public colleges, according to a report by The Princeton Review. The university is ranked eighth on the list, which was also published by USA Today.

William & Mary continues to be a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers, according to a Peace Corps report ranking the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities annually according to the size of the student body. With 19 alumni currently serving as volunteers, William & Mary ranks 22nd among medium schools with 5,000-10,000 undergraduates. Approximately 600 William & Mary alumni have volunteered with the Peace Corps since its establishment in 1961.

William & Mary is one of the top values in the nation, according to a report published by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The university is ranked fourth on the magazine’s list of the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges.” William & Mary is also included on the magazine’s list of “Best Public Colleges for Out-of-State Students” this year, coming in at No. 6 on that ranking.

The College of William & Mary’s Mason School of Business was recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek for having an outstanding part-time MBA program, now ranked 40th best in the nation — up from the No. 48 position just two years ago.