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08-27-2010

Clarkson University ROTC Programs Ranked #2 in Washington Monthly National University Rankings

Washington Monthly magazine has ranked Clarkson University as #2 in the nation for Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

The magazine ranks schools by the percentage of students who serve in ROTC. Nearly 100 Clarkson students serve as cadets in the Air Force and Army ROTC programs.

Clarkson was also ranked #42 for faculty receiving significant research awards, and #80 overall in the national universities category, which ranks 258 universities across the nation.

"This excellent ROTC ranking from Washington Monthly would not be possible without the full support of both the United States Air Force and Army in recruiting students to our University," said Clarkson President Tony Collins. "We are grateful to both of these armed forces branches for their true commitment to sharing a Clarkson education with our nation’s future military leaders.

"The recognition of our faculty researchers is also well deserved. This high number of significant research awards is evidence of the very high quality of research performed across all of our disciplines here at Clarkson. Our faculty research enables both our undergraduate and graduate students to learn on the cutting edge of their areas of study."

The Washington Monthly College Guide rates schools in three categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s), and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

You can see the rankings at http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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