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LaGuardia Among Colleges with Highest Student-Mobility Rates
Chronicle of Higher Education
October 15, 2017—One of the goals of higher education is to propel low-income students into lives of greater economic achievement. A new study measured the success of US colleges in realizing this outcome by tracking first-year students from families with household incomes at the bottom 20%, and then correlating how many of those students reached the top 20% for individual earnings in their 30s. This measure is called student-mobility.
LaGuardia Community College ranked #5 among all US two-year colleges for upward student mobility, e.g., students born into households from the bottom 20% of income distribution, and who are now in the top 20% for individual earners.
LaGuardia is a member of the City University of New York (CUNY) – and many of CUNY’s 24 campuses made a strong showing among colleges with the highest mobility rates. Seven CUNY campuses were in the top 10 for mobility rates among four-year public colleges, and five CUNY campuses were in the top 10 among two-year public colleges.
Read the full article: Colleges With the Highest Student-Mobility Rates