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Alcorn State University leads HBCUs in graduate upward mobility (151 hits)

The success of lower-income students who attend and graduate from HBCUs like Alcorn State University is being highlighted in a new study regarding student success rates.

According to the latest study conducted by the American Council on Education (ACE) Center for Policy Research and Strategy, Alcorn leads other historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the Minority Serving Institutions as Engines of Upward Mobility study.

Alcorn President Alfred Rankins was pleased by the report and stated, “It is great to see the data in this study affirms what we have known for years - when students choose Alcorn, they make a sound investment in their future. Alcorn provides a quality, affordable education that prepares our students for success in the workforce.”

Minority-serving institutions (MSIs) play an integral role in the educations of students from low-income families and communities of color where educational attainment is disproportionately low and income mobility can be stagnant. Alcorn is one of many MSIs that serve as engines of upward mobility for millions of students.

The new report looked at data for 359 of the nation’s roughly 700 minority-serving colleges and found that income-mobility rates tend to be two to three times higher at MSIs than at non-minority-serving ones. The higher rates occur despite the fact that minority-serving colleges are educating students of color from lower incomes with relatively limited budgets.

To view Alcorn’s place in the study, visit http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Documents/MSIs-as-Engines-of-Upward-Mobility.pdf.


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Alcorn State University is a premier comprehensive land-grant university that develops diverse students into globally competitive leaders, and applies scientific research through collaborative partnerships that benefit the surrounding communities, state, nation, and world.
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Friday, June 15th 2018 at 8:00PM
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