Albright College has been named a Top National Liberal Arts College Performer on Social Mobility via the U.S. News and World Report’s newly released 2023 rankings, listed #14 nationally. Albright is also ranked as a Top National Liberal Arts College by the publication, which assessed 1,500 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality.
The U.S. News Social Mobility ranking recognizes national colleges that are more successful than others at enrolling and seeing economically-disadvantaged students through to graduation. Albright College has appeared on the list each year since the measure launched, in 2020.
This indicator specifically measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants. Students receiving Pell grants typically come from households whose family incomes are less than $50,000 annually, with most money going to students with total family incomes below $20,000.
Recognizing that almost half of Albright students are the first in their family to attend college and a significant number are Pell recipients, the college continues to advance offerings in support of students who face academic and social challenges. Proactive student-centered infrastructure, like the Lifting up Lions initiative, combined with team advising initiatives like Lions’ Edge, and faculty development programs aim to strengthen teaching, learning and innovation at the college.
Named a top national college by Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, Albright College (founded in1856) is located in Reading, Pa., and home to undergraduate students, adult learners and graduate students. Albright College students create, innovate and tackle life-changing challenges to develop solutions to problems that may not even exist yet. Engage the world, understand the world, and be prepared to make an impact though an Albright College education.