EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The University of Texas at El Paso is top-ranked within the state for social mobility, that's according to college rankings released by the Wall Street Journal.
According to the WSJ, the social mobility ranking “lists colleges in order of how much they enhance their students’ social mobility. It rewards universities that take in the highest proportion of students coming from lower-income families, while maintaining high graduation rates and having a positive impact on graduate salaries and minimizing the costs of attending the college.”
UTEP says their national ranking on the social mobility index was 20, with a score of 91.6 out of 100 possible points, and was also ranked 110 nationally out of 400 Universities.
Part of its success is their continued efforts to keep student costs low, UTEP announced last month it would freeze tuition and mandatory fees for the next two years.
The full WSJ rankings list and methodology can be found online here: https://www.wsj.com/rankings/college-rankings/social-mobility-2024