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Texas A&M-Kingsville makes list of top universities on social mobility

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Texas A&M University-Kingsville was included on a list of top performers on social mobility by the U.S. News and World Report.

Texas A&M-Kingsville ranked 100th on the list and tied with several other national universities. The listing ranks nearly 400 universities from across the nation, landing Texas A&M-Kingsville near the top 25%. The University also ranked 12th in Texas for social mobility and among the top 15 institutions in the state overall. 

This ranking focuses on students' social mobility--the ability to improve one's economic status in a way that impacts social standing and how well universities transform the lives of students from modest means through affordable tuition and high-paying careers after graduation. 

“Economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college, even when controlling for other characteristics. But some colleges are more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants,” the article reads.

Federal grants are usually awarded to students whose adjusted gross family incomes are under $50,000. 

The U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings help students decide which college is the best fit for their future. The report is now in its 37th year and assesses 1,466 U.S. bachelor's degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality.

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