Kent State University ranked 206th out of 284 universities in a national survey of colleges released Tuesday compiled by Washington Monthly Magazine.
According to the survey, the magazine ranks each college based on three categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students); research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and doctorates); and service.
Among the items considered were the number of students receiving Pell Grants, the net price of college, graduation rates, money spent on research, the number of faculty earning significant awards and community service hours.
Ranked first, according to the survey, is University of California-San Diego in California. Case Western Reserve University secured fourth place, beating out Ivy League schools including Stanford University (ranked sixth) and Harvard University (ranked eighth).
The report can be found online at www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/rankings_2013/national_university_rank_2nd_page.php.