"For the third year in a row, North Carolina A&T State University ranked No. 2 in the nation for social mobility in Washington Monthly’s 2014 National Universities Rankings.
Social mobility measures how well a university performs as an engine for improved social status.
By using data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System Survey, Washington Monthly compares the percentage of Pell Grant recipients to the predicted graduation rate, the actual graduation rate and other factors. While 57 percent of North Carolina A&T students receive Pell Grants, a figure the magazine uses to determine the school’s commitment to educating lower-income students, graduation numbers soar to 41 percent—well over the predicted graduation rate.
Overall, N.C. A&T ranked No. 49 with a score of 66 out of 100, an improvement from last year’s place at No. 53. In addition to social mobility and overall placements, Washington Monthly ranked the 277 colleges and universities listed in research and service.
N.C. A&T was ranked at No. 19 for ROTC programs in the service category. In the service category, N.C. A&T came in at No. 189 for federal work-study funds spent on service, No. 172 for community service participation hors and No. 174 for service staff, courses and financial aid support.
N.C. A&T was listed at No. 215 for science and engineering PhDs awarded, No. 189 for faculty receiving significant awards and No. 157 for faculty in national academies in the research category.
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