What are colleges doing for our country?

Washington Monthly attempts to answer that question by figuring out what schools educate low-income students and help them graduate, make an emphasis on research and encourage students to give back to the country through service (examples include ROTC and the Peace Corps). Many University of California (UC) schools have made the list: UC San Diego is No. 1, UC Riverside is No. 2, UC Berkeley is No. 5 and UCLA comes in at No. 10.

According to Washington Monthly, "this guide asks: Are we getting the most for our money?"

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