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Miami a leader for recruiting/graduating low-income students

08/23/2010

Miami University ranked 12th in the just-released Washington Monthly’s 2010 national university college rankings for social mobility — recruiting and graduating low-income students.

The publication looked at nearly 260 schools for their contribution to the public good, rating them in three categories: social mobility, research and service. Miami ranked 81st overall.

In the social mobility category, Washington Monthly listed 11 percent of Miami’s students as receiving Pell Grants and compared the predicted rate of graduation —based on incoming SAT scores and Pell Grant percentages—versus the actual rate of graduation. The predicted graduation rate for Miami is 68 percent, and the actual 2008 graduation rate reported by Washington Monthly is 81 percent.

The publication also recognized Miami in the service category ranking 22nd in community service, participation and hours, as well as one of the highest producers of Peace Corps volunteers by placing 24th on the list.

Miami also ranked in the A-list as one of the nation's best large public universities in Parade Magazine's recent rankings.

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