Measuring Colleges' Success Graduating Low-Income Students

U.S. News is publishing an exclusive analysis of how well colleges and universities are succeeding at graduating low-income students compared with the graduation rate of the overall student body.

Measuring the success of students with Pell Grants, federal aid to students from low-income families, is one key goal of the president's proposed college rating plan. The plan will use measures such as graduation rates and the number of students receiving Pell Grants to identify "colleges that do the most to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds as well as colleges that are improving their performance," according to a release.

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