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Muskingum College named to “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges’ List”

Muskingum College was once again named in the “best national liberal arts colleges” rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. The listing will appear in the 2007 edition of the newsstand book, America's Best Colleges, which goes on sale on Monday, August 21, and on

This marks the sixth year that Muskingum has been named to the list of national colleges. Prior to 2001, Muskingum had been a regular member on the list of outstanding regional colleges in the Midwest.

“U.S. News and World Report’s recognition adds to a number of other external validations of the College’s excellence,” said Muskingum College President Anne C. Steele. She cited a recent $700,000 challenge grant from The Kresge Foundation of Troy, Michigan, as well as the recent accreditation of the College’s undergraduate and graduate education programs by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The Long Magenta Line…The Campaign for Muskingum College, a comprehensive capital campaign for facilities, operating support and endowment with a goal of $55 million, is in its final year. To date, alumni and friends have demonstrated their loyalty and commitment with gifts totaling a record $51 million—more than the College has ever before raised at one time.

New undergraduate academic programs include engineering, criminal justice, media arts and graphic design, as well as a master’s degree in information strategy, systems, and technology.

Located in New Concord, Ohio, and founded in 1837, Muskingum College offers baccalaureate programs in the liberal arts and sciences to 1,700 undergraduate students in a residential college setting. The College also offers master’s level programs to more than 1,300 graduate students.