The Washington Monthly College Guide recently ranked West Virginia Wesleyan College as the 12th best Baccalaureate College in 2012.
Washington Monthly Magazine based its rating on Wesleyan's contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research and service.
Wesleyan encourages its students to participate in service projects. Through Wesleyan's Center for Community Engagement, students serve others through a variety of programs. Recently, the CCE began offering leadership certification courses to enable students to gain more skills that will benefit them in their careers and volunteer efforts.
The magazine recognized what Wesleyan offers because the more expensive college becomes, the more students are encouraged to see higher education as a mere return on investment. The students who attend the Washington Monthly's "best colleges" are taught by example and challenged to look beyond themselves and give back.
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