Special Report

Most Liberal Colleges in America


To determine the most liberal colleges in America, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from education data clearinghouse Niche’s “2020 Most Liberal Colleges in America” list. Niche’s ranking is based on student surveys on both personal political leanings as well as opinions on the political leanings of other students.

Data on undergraduate enrollment and admission rate came from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and are for the 2017-2018 school year. Data on the median earnings of individuals who entered university in the 2004-05 academic year and were employed 10 years later also came from IPEDS. Data on the popularity of undergraduate majors is based on IPEDS data on the number of federal loan borrowers who graduated with a degree in that major in the 2016-2017 school year.