Civic engagement remains high at TWU
Sept. 16, 2021 — DENTON — Texas Woman’s University has been included in Washington Monthly’s 2021 Best Colleges for Student Voting Honor Roll.
While rates of institutional-level participation in the 2020 presidential election are still unavailable due to shifts in enrollment patterns, overall participation rates in the past election were high for all voters.
According to Washington Monthly, for the first time since the U.S. let 18-year-olds vote, more than half of all 18- to 24-year-olds cast ballots in the 2020 presidential election. The 51.4 percent of young people who voted eclipses the previous high from 2016 of 39.4 percent.
Texas Woman’s renewed its commitment to promote civic engagement in recent years and is also part of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a requirement for ranking consideration in the Washington Monthly list.
Schools included on the Best Colleges for Student Voting Honor Roll were graded on a five-point scale.
- Submitted an ALL IN action plan for 2018.
- Submitted an ALL IN action plan for 2020.
- Currently enrolled in National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE).
- Made 2016 NSLVE data publicly available through ALL IN’s database.
- Made 2018 NSLVE data publicly available through ALL IN’s database. (NSLVE data from 2020 is not available yet.)
The list relies on participation in programs such as ALL IN and NSLVE because raw turnout data isn’t available for all institutions.
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