With track record in social mobility, UC Santa Cruz advances in U.S. News and World Report ranking

September 10, 2018

By Scott Hernandez-Jason

Boosted by its success in helping students achieve social mobility, UC Santa Cruz jumped this year to among the top 30 public national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. UC Santa Cruz came in at No. 26, moving up from 33rd last year.

The campus also ranked 70th among more than 300 national universities, up from 81st last year.

For the first time, U.S. News and World Report’s ranking included social mobility among its measures, looking at both Pell Grant graduation rates and how they compare to all other students. Students receiving Pell Grants typically come from households that earn less than $50,000 annually.

Read more of the story at the UCSC news website.

People sitting around a bench talking.
The campus received high marks for its diversity, as well, earning a spot on a list that looks at ethnic diversity at national universities. (Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta)

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