Higher Education

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A proposed 1.4% excise tax on the net investment income of private institutions would harm higher education, CMC Board Chair Emeritus and Trustee Harry McMahon ’75 P’08 P’09 argues in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal.

McMahon said that the Republican-led tax bill would likely restrict funding for financial aid at the 70 targeted colleges and universities if passed. Tuition could also rise and donors will likely be discouraged by a portion of their gifts being diverted to the federal government, he said.

Students on campus

Claremont McKenna College ranks 8th among national liberal arts colleges, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking, released today. CMC moved up from 9th place last year in the “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” category.

 CMC campus from above

Heterodox Academy (HxA) has named Claremont McKenna College as lead institution on its Top 50 Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S. ranking, affirming the College’s longstanding commitment to the freedom of speech and expression on campus.

Claremont McKenna College

In two separate lists, Claremont McKenna College was named one of the nation’s best colleges by Forbes. Annually, CMC is a top ranked institution on various ‘top college lists;’ while every list measures unique aspects of the collegiate experience, the Forbes’ list emphasizes return-on-investment. 

CMC 2016 commencement

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Claremont McKenna College No. 9 in its list of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation. In its 2017 rankings, released today, CMC tied for ninth with Davidson College in North Carolina among 239 liberal arts colleges in the U.S.

Dear CMC Community,

Welcome back, everyone.

After a four-year run, CMC’s website was overdue for an update and redesign. Since January that process has been underway and today the new version will launch.

The visually dynamic new homepage is aimed at conveying the College’s unique qualities and approach to liberal arts education. It is also based on solid research on the best practices and the preferences of prospective students — an important audience for the homepage.