September 14, 2020

Goucher named one of the best colleges, earns other accolades from U.S. News & World Report

The 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranks Goucher College on its list of best National Liberal Arts Colleges and Most Innovative Schools – Colleges.

  • 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges

For another consecutive year, Goucher College has been named one of the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, one of the Most Innovative Liberal Arts Colleges, one of the top performers on Social Mobility, and as having one of the Top Academic Programs to Look For: Study Abroad, according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best College report.

“We are proud to be once again recognized as one of the best colleges in America,” said Kent Devereaux, Goucher College president. “Global education, social justice, and innovation are the foundation of a Goucher education, so we are especially honored to be recognized as leaders in each category. We are also excited about several innovative new programs we are launching this year in partnership with other top-tier colleges and universities that will further position Goucher as a national leader in higher education.”

This year, Goucher launched eight new interdisciplinary majors, each rooted in the liberal arts and focused on student success in the global economy. The innovative majors include education studies, engineering science, French transnational studies, integrative arts studies, integrative data analytics, literary studies, professional and creative writing, and visual and material culture.

Building on the new undergraduate majors’ launch, Goucher College and Johns Hopkins also announced a new dual-degree program that offers Goucher undergraduate students a combined bachelor’s and master of science degree from Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. The new 4+1 program allows Goucher students to select any undergraduate major and explore graduate work in business analytics and risk management, information systems, health care management, finance, or marketing.

These new accolades from U.S. News & World Report are in addition to numerous other recent recognitions. The Princeton Review named Goucher as one of the best Northeastern and green colleges, and as having one of the most popular study abroad programs in the country. Washington Monthly also included Goucher in its list of top 2020 Liberal Arts Colleges as well as Best Colleges for Student Voting.