Report: Lehman College #3 in Nation on President Obama’s Financial Aid Rating Proposal

Lehman College has received leading marks from two national publications for the College’s affordability, accessibility and research, among other categories.

Business Insider ranked Lehman College #3 in the nation when scored according to President Barack Obama’s new plan to help students pay for college. The Obama administration proposes a rating system that would help determine which students receive additional financial aid. Students at higher-ranked schools would be eligible for more help.

That rating system comprises three elements: accessibility, affordability, and outcomes. Business Insider calculated its top colleges using data from the U.S. Department of Education and 2011 statistics from colleges.

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Lehman College also received high marks from Washington Monthly for its graduate programs. The publication, a non-profit magazine focusing on U.S. politics and government, named Lehman to its list of top 100 master’s universities. Washington Monthly ranked Lehman #56, based on criteria such as social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (scholarship and PhDs), and service (encouraging students to give back to their nation.)

Lehman offers more than 40 master’s degrees in: humanities, fine arts, natural sciences, health fields, teacher education, social work, and business. PhD programs are also offered through the CUNY Graduate Center and advised by Lehman doctoral faculty with access to research resources, facilities, and courses throughout CUNY and its affiliated institutions

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“Each of these ratings makes clear that Lehman College is succeeding in its mission of providing a quality, affordable education in a supportive environment for its students,” says Dr. Anny Morrobel-Sosa, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. “At the same time, the College is evolving into one of New York’s premiere centers for research and scholarly work in several disciplines that serve our region and the global community.”