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Olivet College is proud to announce it has been included in two 2020 U.S. News and World Report Best College Rankings. Olivet College was ranked eighth as a Top Performer on Social Mobility and 42nd on the Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest list.

“These rankings demonstrate Olivet College’s commitment to providing an exceptional educational experience,” Olivet College President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., said. “We are especially proud to be ranked as a Top Performer on Social Mobility. The College has always provided an education to all, regardless of race, gender or financial means. This ranking reinforces that mission and defines our commitment on a national level.”

The Top Performer on Social Mobility is a new ranking this year. Social mobility measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants. Pell Grants are typically awarded to students from households whose family incomes are less than $50,000 annually, though most Pell Grant funds are awarded to students with a total family income below $20,000. The ranking is computed from factors assessing graduation rates of Pell-awarded students.

U.S. News & World Report is frequently cited as the nation’s premier college ranking publication. The rankings, which group schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, are one of the most comprehensive research tools for students and parents considering higher education opportunities.

Factors contributing to general rankings included retention and graduation outcomes, faculty resources, expert opinion, financial resources, student excellence and alumni giving. To review the complete methodology, visit www.usnews.com/collegemeth.

View the full 2020 U.S. News and World Report Best College Rankings at www.usnews.com/colleges. Learn more about Olivet College by contacting the Office of Admissions at 800-456-7189 or admissions@olivetcollege.edu.