Trinity Ranks among Top Colleges in Nation for Value and Service

Trinity is pleased to announce some recent rankings that speak to the quality and value of a Trinity education.

The College has been listed by Washington Monthly among hundreds of the nation’s top colleges in the 2013 Baccalaureate College Rankings, with a national ranking of 48. These rankings are based on the school’s contribution to the public good in three categories. The first is social mobility, which gives colleges credit for enrolling many low-income  students and helping them earn degrees. The second recognizes research production, particularly at schools whose undergraduates go on to earn PhDs. Third, colleges are measured in terms of their valuing commitment to service.

President Steve Timmermans noted, “This third area, service, is key to formation, and we see it in vibrant service-learning, flowing out of courses and out of student desires to volunteer.”

Trinity also made Washington Monthly’s 2013 Best Bang for the Buck Rankings based on the economic value students receive per dollar. Trinity is honored to be a part of the “exclusive” list of 48 baccalaureate colleges in America that do the best job of helping students of modest means attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.

The College also ranks No. 2 in value among Illinois colleges and No. 103 (out of 1,288) in Best Nationwide Colleges for the Money, according to

College Factual identifies which colleges and universities deliver quality education and economic value by comparing academic quality, as indicated in the Best Colleges rankings, to the cost of obtaining an undergraduate degree from the institution.

Each year, Trinity has consistently been ranked in the Top Tier of U.S.News and World Report’s Best Colleges—Regional Midwest.