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U.S. News Recognizes LSUA for Social Mobility

Sep 16, 2019, 16:08 PM
U.S. News & World Report ranks LSUA among nation's best for social mobility.

According to U.S. News & World Report, LSU of Alexandria is ranked among the top 100 national liberal arts colleges in the country when it comes to creating social mobility for students. 

The new ranking in the 2020 Best Colleges Edition published by the magazine assesses graduation rates of Pell Grant awarded students. Pell grants are normally awarded to those whose household incomes are less than $50,000, however, most go to those with incomes less than $20,000. 

“It is well known that education is the single most significant factor impacting social mobility,” said LSUA Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Dr. John Rowan. “Adults with a bachelor’s degree earn significantly more on average than those without a degree, and this in turn leads to a wider range of professional options and greater socioeconomic equity.” 

The publication by U.S. News & World Reportis on newsstands now.

“It encourages us to see LSUA recognized as a top Liberal Arts College in Social Mobility. When one person receives a degree, their entire family tree is positively changed for generations. By enhancing the lives our students, our community, state, country and world is impacted in a positive way as a result. Therefore, our mission as a regional institution focuses on access to education – we keep tuition affordable and approach education in a holistic way. Knowing that education is the catalyst for a better personal and professional life, we remain dedicated to student success,” said Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Engagement Dr. Abbey Bain. 

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