Congratulations to Jason Mead (program director), Jamey Gorman, Bob Ritchie, Aaron Jervis, Leslie Bean, Holly Woods, and our entire History Department for their excellent work in earning Johnson the distinction of being named a Best Value Small College for a history degree.
Johnson’s History Department was ranked #2 in the nation, behind only Berea College (KY), and ahead of such academic superstars as Amherst College (MA), Reed College (OR), Middlebury College (VT), Haverford College (PA), Pomona College (CA), Hillsdale College (MI), Williams College (MA), Swarthmore College (PA), Vassar College (NY), and Union College (NY).
In order to be considered, each school must offer at least two programs (or three concentrations within a program) for students seeking a bachelor’s degree in the field and demonstrate a genuine commitment to affordable education, with estimated annual costs of less than $24,000 a year. In addition, they must each maintain an overall undergraduate graduation rate of at least 55%. Schools were ranked based on academic breadth and depth, student support, and affordability, using NCIS College Navigator database and program research.
Johnson was recognized in part for our Church History concentration, which caused us to stand out from similar schools.
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