SC State University Maintains #1 Social Mobility Ranking with Washington Monthly

Friday, August 27, 2010

SC State University has once again topped Washington Monthly magazine’s 2010 College Rankings in social mobility, securing the #1 ranking for the fourth consecutive time. The University has also attained the #14 spot among 258 national universities.

Washington Monthly, an independent monthly magazine dedicated to politics, government, culture and media in America, released the notable college rankings, which will appear in the September/October print edition of the magazine. Washington Monthly rates institutions on their contribution to public service in three broad categories to include: social mobility, as measured by the percentage of Pell grant recipients; support for the research enterprise, including research grants awarded and also presented of undergraduate alumni who go on to earn Ph.D.s; and national service through such measures as ROTC participation and percentage of alumni who enter the Peace Corps.

“Acquiring the #1 social mobility ranking on four previous occasions solidifies SC State University’s mission to provide an affordable and accessible quality education for students of various talents and backgrounds,” says President George E. Cooper. “We are grateful to be highly recognized on such important service-oriented factors as social mobility, research and service.”

Just recently, SC State was recognized for its premier educational traditions, earning the #14 spot among America’s Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) with U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 College Rankings.

The 2010 Washington Monthly September/October College Rankings magazine will arrive in college bookstores and on newsstands on August 31, 2010.