Tuskegee University ranked No.1  ‘Top Performer for Social Mobility’ by U.S. News and World Report

Tuskegee University entrance (Pat Byington/The Bama Buzz)

U.S. News and World Report ranked Tuskegee University as the region’s No. 1 ‘Top Performer for Social Mobility’. 

This isn’t the first time the historic college has received accolades from the publication. In the 2024 Best Colleges report by U.S. News and World Report, Tuskegee was recognized as the 4th best HBCU in the nation.

How the Social Mobility category is judged

How was the ‘Social Mobility’ category judged?  According to U.S. News, the category evaluates how well schools graduated the students who received federal Pell Grants, which typically go to those with annual family incomes below $50,000. 

They did this by looking at the graduation rates of Pell Grant recipients compared to non-Pell Grant recipients.

“This number one ranking is a testament to Tuskegee University’s enduring commitment to unlocking the potential within each student. Education is the most powerful tool for economic advancement. Our mission is to ensure that every student, regardless of their economic background, has access to a transformative education that leads to a lifetime of success.”

Tuskegee University President Charlotte P. Morris

Tuskegee’s rich history

Tuskegee university (pat Byington/The Bama Buzz)

An elite Alabama college, Tuskegee University has given our state and nation inspiring leaders like Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Lionel Richie and the Tuskegee Airmen. Walking the grounds of the campus is like visiting a history museum. In fact, the campus has been designated a National Park unit and located nearby is the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.

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