Earlham College ranks in the nation’s Top 20 for academic stewardship as part of a new ranking system published by academicinfluence.com.
Featured by Forbes and other top publications, Earlham ranks 15th overall on the list, which is dominated by national liberal arts colleges.
“Academic Stewardship asks how effectively schools manage their financial and human resources to gain the influence that makes them academically excellent,” according to Academic Influence. “Schools that are exemplary in Academic Stewardship are doing everything in their power to help students and faculty achieve their full potential.”
Earlham delivers students an extraordinary liberal arts experience through the Epic Journey. This personalized four-year framework combines a best-in-class classroom experience with faculty mentorship and career-focused opportunities to prepare students extraordinary well for life after graduation.
A key feature of Epic Journey is the Epic Advantage, Earlham’s offer of up to $5,000 for every student to participate in an internship, research experience or community-based project. Epic for Athletes, an international travel experience, is available to all student-athletes at times that don’t interfere with practice or competition. The LIFT Program offers first-generation college students an iPad and off-campus travel opportunities not open to the general student population.
“This recognition underscores our unwavering commitment to academic excellence — and to our students and faculty who embody that excellence — even in the midst of one of the most turbulent times in higher education,” Earlham President Anne Houtman said. “Prudent stewardship of our financial resources, coupled with extraordinary alumni support, strengthens our capacity to support students in their journey – no matter where their path takes them.”