BLOOMFIELD, N.J. - Bloomfield College is ranked #18 nationally (in a tie) in the U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges listings of Top Performers on Social Mobility among 210 national liberal arts colleges. The data also recognizes Bloomfield College as the top private college for social mobility in the state of New Jersey.
"Bloomfield College's continual recognition as an institutional leader in creating social mobility opportunities and outcomes for first generation and low-income students affirms the commitment of our dedicated faculty and staff, and the hard work of the diverse student populations Bloomfield serves within the state of New Jersey and nationally," said Bloomfield College President Marcheta P. Evans, Ph.D.
According to the U.S. News & World Report website, the publication's Social Mobility ranking measures how well schools graduated large proportions of economically and educationally disadvantaged federal Pell Grant student recipients, and included an assessment of student indebtedness. Federal Pell Grants are typically awarded to students whose adjusted gross family incomes are under $50,000 annually. The website states that 40 percent of a higher education school's ranking in the listing is comprised of seven different outcome measures related to its success at enrolling, retaining and graduating students from diverse backgrounds with manageable debt.
Bloomfield College is the only New Jersey four-year institution to be recognized as both a Predominantly Black Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution, and is also a Minority Serving Institution. In addition, more than half of the student community identify themselves as first-generation college students. It is located in historic Bloomfield, New Jersey, just 15 miles from New York City, a cultural epicenter for entertainment, business, and internship and career opportunities.
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