The New York Times ranked Mount Saint Mary's University No. 1 in its Overall Mobility Index, judging the Mount the most successful at helping students move up to greater income levels compared to what they could have expected to earn before attending the University.
evidence is in confirming the transformative effect of a Mount Saint Mary’s
New York Times recently released a study of economic diversity and student
outcomes at colleges and universities across the United States. In the study,
the Times ranked Mount Saint Mary’s No. 1 in its overall mobility index, out of
578 selective private colleges.
measure reflects both access and outcomes, and it judged the Mount the most successful
at helping students move up to greater income levels compared to what they
could have expected to earn before attending the University.
to the Times, 43 percent of students at Mount Saint Mary’s can expect to move
up two income quintiles (income levels established by the Times for this index)
based on their University education. This percentage was greater than any other
selective private college or university in the United States. The percentage
also ranks the Mount third in California among all public and private colleges and universities in the state,
including schools such as No. 1-ranked California State University, Los
Times’ rankings were based on data collected by The Equality of Opportunity
Project. The Project uses data on 30 million college students to construct mobility report
cards — publicly available statistics on students’ earnings and their parents’
incomes — for each college in the United States. The analysis sheds light on
how colleges shape children’s prospects of upward mobility and how more
children can climb the income ladder through higher education.
New York Times’ study on economic diversity and student outcomes — including
its overall mobility index ranking Mount Saint Mary’s University No. 1 in the
nation — is available online at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/college-mobility/mount-saint-marys-university.
more about the work of The Equality of Opportunity Project at http://www.equality-of-opportunity.org/.
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