The new social mobility college scores are out

The new social mobility college scores are out.

For the first time, U.S. News & World Report has released a separate category ranking for social mobility. The goal with this ranking is to see which colleges actually do the best job lifting students up between enrollment and graduation, not just enrolling the best and brightest.

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, with this new ranking, perpetual leaders in the traditional ranking system, Princeton University and Harvard University, tie for 186th.

Some of the new leaders? University of California, Howard University, Rutgers University, and the University of La Verne.

The takeaway? For those of us who see college at its best – as a story of social mobility – this new ranking is quite a compelling way to see who’s following our missional origins of both access and achievement the best. And for students looking for “value” in their college choice, this may become a very interesting list to start with first.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.