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2022年12月13日

U.S. 新闻 & 世界报道 Names Avila University a Top Performer on Social Mobility

Several Avila students sitting at graduation cheering and raising their arms in the air.
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在评估了1500美元的历史高点之后.S. bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality, U.S. 新闻 & 世界报道 has named Avila University #51 in Top Performers on Social Mobility for Midwest regional institutions in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges. While a college degree is still considered the surest path toward social mobility in the United States, the ranking 显示, for economically stressed students, 特别是, some universities are better suited to serve their unique situations. 

“Economically disadvant年龄d students are less likely than others to finish college, 即使在控制其他特征的情况下. But 一些学校 are more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvant年龄d students 获得佩尔助学金”(美国).S. 新闻 & 世界报告).

“Although social mobility can be defined in many ways, it is most often quantitatively measured through economic mobility,机构效率总监阿维拉说 克雷格·海尔博士.D. 

Student looking at the crowd of graduates in their caps and gowns. 她的帽子上写着“第一代”

Student success has an immediate and generational impact on students’ lives, 他们的家庭, 以及KC地区.

“Avila provides degree and certificate programs that are in high demand and needed in the KC community; thus, our graduates are able to secure jobs and advance their careers with the skills and credentials they receive at Avila,海尔说。. 最近与 KC学者, InUni, 学术伙伴关系(AP), K-12教师联盟 came into reality because of the shared value of providing greater access to a college degree. These commitments to providing students with a path to success help solidify Avila as Kansas City’s university of access. 

“Avila’s focus on being the university of access means that the institution is committed to reaching students for whom a college education can have the greatest impact,海尔说。. “Avila provides access and support for determined students with tremendous potential. Having these students succeed will have immediate and long-term effects on their lives, 他们家人的生命, on the KC region as a whole for multiple generations, as research has shown that educational advant年龄 is persistent to future generations.” 

平衡毕业后的竞争环境

《买球》 echoes the importance a college degree can have on social mobility, 一项新的研究, 基于数以百万计的匿名税务记录, 显示, 一些学校 are even more economically segregated than previously understood, while others 是否与收入流动性有关.” 

This study ranked several universities on economic diversity and student outcomes. 与同行相比, 买球排名第9 密苏里州的56所大学中 个人收入中位数 (指毕业生)34岁 22nd 在密苏里州的56所大学中 整体流动指数 (毕业生). “这一措施既反映了获取机会,也反映了结果, representing the likelihood that a student from Avila moved up two or more income quintiles.”

“A survey of recent graduates (academic year 2019-20 and 2020-21) showed that even in the midst of the pandemic that over 95% of our graduates had a “positive career outcome” in the first six months post-graduation as defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, meaning they were employed or enrolled in graduate school. Over 85% felt they were doing as well or better economically than their parents at the same 年龄, over 85% felt they would do as well or better economically in the long run,海尔说。.

When looking at the positive economic impact of its degrees, Avila University is one of the best universities in the country for social mobility. 通过为学生提供机会和支持, Avila’s commitment to opportunity and student success means its graduates are more likely to improve their economic standing.  “有趣的是, there was no significant difference in aver年龄 starting graduate salary regardless of their family household income bracket, indicating that our graduates born into families at the bottom of the income distribution are able to be on a level playing field with wealthier peers,海尔说。.

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