Ringling College of Art and Design is one of “America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting” according to Washington Monthly, a Washington, D.C.-based magazine.
The honor roll, which was published this week, lists Ringling College as one of 230 public and private institutions across the country who “are doing the most to turn students into citizens.” 850 schools were considered for the honor roll.
“We strive to get our campus community engaged in the election process, and our voter participation has been increasing over the last several federal elections. From 2016 to 2020, our student voter turnout jumped 35 percent. We’re honored to have our campus be recognized and are looking forward to building participation this fall for the November election,” said Rachel Levey-Baker, director of student volunteerism and service-learning at Ringling College.
The publication judges schools based on contributions to the greater good in the categories of social mobility, research, and public service using data from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge and the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement, the honor roll determines which schools are put on the list.
Washington Monthly is a nonprofit magazine sponsored in part by the Lumina Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Foundation for Civic Leadership. The magazine has published its rankings since 2005.
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