Alabama A&M Ranked Number One in Social Mobility for Students by Washington Monthly
Alabama A&M University is the top historically black college in the nation in providing social mobility for its students, according to recent rankings from Washington Monthly. In a release, AAMU officials say that the Washington Monthly rankings are based on three factors. The first is social mobility, which gives colleges credit for enrolling many low-income students and helping them earn degrees. The second recognizes research production, particularly at schools whose undergraduates go on to earn PhDs. Third, the magazine values a commitment to service.
According tothe magazine,”the social mobility measure that recognizes colleges with better-than-expected graduation rates also takes into account the cost of attending the institution. As a result, “Colleges that are both effective and inexpensive get the highest marks.”
“The rankings confirms and validates our commitment to access and opportunity and our effectiveness in graduating students,” says President Andrew Hugine.