CCNY lands in Social Mobility Index's top ten

The City College of New York ranks fifth in the 2015 Social Mobility Index, which measures contributions toward narrowing the economic gap in the U.S.

The SMI, a service of software development company CollegeNet, ranks colleges and universities on three variables: the number of low income students admitted and graduated; low tuition cost; and high employment outcomes after graduation. More than 900 colleges and universities are ranked on how well they improve economic mobility and provide affordable education to disadvantaged families.

Detailed information on the SMI ranking and its methodology can be found at

About The City College of New York

Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.

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