One of the “standout” schools across the country for “going above and beyond” for first-generation and low-income students
Baruch College was named as one of the 375 schools in the U.S. selected for the 2018 College Honor Roll by ScholarMatch, a nonprofit founded by author Dave Eggers to make higher education possible for low-income and underserved youth.
The 2018 College Honor Roll recognizes schools that are offering “robust student support and are achieving excellent outcomes for this student population.”
In its announcement, ScholarMatch noted that Baruch College, along with the other selected schools, provide “excellent opportunities for low-income and first generation students.”
Each year, ScholarMatch analyzes 1,400 U.S. higher education institutions using public college data to determine which schools offer the most “supportive environments for students whose families earn less than $50,000 per year.” It then grades the schools in four categories: financial aid, academics, student support, and post-grad affordability.
Continued Recognition for Social Mobility Succcess
This latest recognition from ScholarMatch adds to Baruch College’s growing roster of accolades for advancing social mobility among its students.
In October, Baruch College ranked #1 on CollegeNET’s Social Mobility Index for the fourth consecutive year. The index analyzes “how effectively [schools] enroll students from low-income backgrounds and graduate them into well-paying jobs.”
Two months prior, Baruch College ranked #1 for social mobility among four-year public institutions, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2018 Almanac. The Chronicle’s list was drawn from findings from The Equality of Opportunity Project, a widely reported study of colleges’ impact on social mobility by a team led by Harvard economics professor Raj Chetty (formerly of Stanford University).
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