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Medgar Evers College named a top 35 U.S. university in upward mobility

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According to a recent study by 24/7 Wall Street, Medgar Evers College (MEC) ranks No. 32 in the United States on its “Colleges with Most Upward Mobility” list released on December 5, 2023.

The top-50 list includes nine schools in the City University of New York system.

MEC’s status puts it ahead of institutions such as University of California at Irvine, University of California at Davis, Yale and the University of Houston.

Meanwhile, MEC also joins schools such as Stanford, UCLA, University of California at Berkeley, Penn, Harvard, Princeton and Columbia on the list.

The study utilized a methodology that “reviewed College Scorecard data on family income and earnings after entry from the U.S. Department of Education,” the story said.

The schools were ranked based on “the ratio of the median earnings for working alumni 10 years after entry (typically freshman year) to the median family income of undergraduate students.”

Schools must have at least 2,500 undergraduate students to be considered.

Medgar Evers College showed a 2.3 times increase when it came to median earnings 10 years after entry. The median family earnings among enrolled students was $18,815 upon entry and grew to $42,968 after 10 years.

Medgar Evers College is one of five institutions on the list that had family earnings under $20,000 upon entry.

Find 24/7 Wall Street’s full list here.


About Medgar Evers College
Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College offers both associate and baccalaureate degrees. A four-year college within the City University of New York (CUNY) system, Medgar Evers College was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community. In its commitment to providing students with a sound academic foundation as well as an opportunity for personal development, Medgar Evers College offers high-quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of a liberal arts education. For more information, visit