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St. John’s Graduate Institute Earns High Marks from Washington Monthly Magazine
Washington Monthly Magazine has given St. John’s College, Santa Fe, Graduate Institute the second highest ranking among MA programs in the country for its “contribution to the public good.” There are 682 masters programs listed in the rankings. St. John’s College is second only to Trinity University, TX.
According to the magazine’s website, the rating system was based in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).
The Graduate Institute in Liberal Education was established at St. John's College in 1967 on the Santa Fe campus. Over the years, the size and scope of the Institute have expanded, so that it now offers graduate-level study based on the principles of the St. John's undergraduate program to a wide variety of students, approximately 160 per year on the college's two campuses.
Since 1994 the Santa Fe campus has offered the Eastern Classics program, a structured reading of literary, philosophical, and theological texts of India, China, and Japan, following the St. John's principles of a common curriculum and discussion classes. Students earn a Master of Arts in Eastern Classics (M.A.E.C.) in three consecutive semesters of study: fall, spring, and summer.
This year the Graduate Institute welcomed its 132nd class with 37 new students for a total of 79 matriculated students on the Santa Fe campus.