College Makes Top 15 Nationally in New U.S. News Ranking for Social Mobility

  • Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019
Madison, Wis. (September 10, 2019) – For the second consecutive year, Edgewood College has earned a top ranking among national colleges and universities for promoting social mobility, according to U.S. News & World Report. The College is the highest performing school in Wisconsin in the Best National Universities list for 2020, coming in at number 14 in the category.

“Edgewood College provides a truly life-changing experience. We pride ourselves on our commitment to helping students from all economic backgrounds achieve their goals,” Amber Schultz, Vice President for Enrollment Management, said. “I am thankful and honored to be recognized for our work toward facilitating the success of our students.”

The ranking calculates social mobility through two separate indicators: the first compares the graduation rates of students who received federal Pell Grants with those who did not. Pell Grants are given to students from families with an annual household income of less than $50,000. This indicator measures schools’ success at supporting their students from low-income families to the point of achieving equity with students from families with stronger financial backgrounds. The second indicator looks only at the graduation rate of students who received Pell Grants.

The marks the second consecutive year Edgewood College has ranked among the very best in the country for this student-centered measurement. U.S. News & World Report introduced the measurement for the first time in their 2019 rankings.

The complete rankings for 2020 are available at