Alliance University has been named again by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best College for Social Mobility” among regional universities in the North. This is the 38th year the global authority in education rankings has released its lists after evaluating a record number 1,500 colleges and universities.
Top performing schools in social mobility are leaders in enrolling and graduating large numbers of economically disadvantaged students. These students are recipients of Pell Grants who have been given access and opportunity to demonstrate their potential for success. The vast majority of these federal grants are awarded to students whose adjusted gross family incomes are under $50,000.
U.S. News badges are widely recognized as symbols of excellence in higher education. Regional universities are ranked within four geographic areas: North, South, Midwest and West and are institutions that offer undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs. To calculate the rankings, U.S. News focuses on academic quality and places emphasis on outcome measures – including graduation rates, retention rates, graduate indebtedness and social mobility.
“The Best Colleges methodology has continuously evolved to reflect changes in the higher education landscape and the interests of prospective students,” said Kim Castro, editor and chief content officer at U.S. News. “Guiding that evolution is U.S. News’ mission of providing useful data and information to help with one of life’s biggest decisions.”
It is mission of Alliance University to be the university of first choice for all students seeking a transforming Christian education so that they become change agents for global transformation through the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.