"U.S. 新闻 & 世界报道" ranks Saint Martin’s No. 32 for Social Mobility among Regional Universities in the West

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莱西,洗. – Saint Martin’s University ranked No. 32 (tie) for Top Performers on Social Mobility among Regional Universities in the West in the 2024 Best Colleges Rankings by U.S. 新闻 & 世界报道. This recognition is up 20 spots from last year’s No. 52排名.

“The jump from 52nd to 32nd demonstrates Saint Martin’s dedication to equip students with the knowledge, skills and opportunities for their future 成功,” shared Dean of 招生 and Enrollment 帕蒂柠檬. “We empower students to shine and provide them with pathways toward greater social mobility.” 

Social mobility refers to students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds having equal opportunities to access higher 教育 and improve their economic and social status. To rank as a top performer in social mobility, an institution is measured on how well they graduate disadvantaged students receiving the federal Pell Grant. 

"One of the core outcomes of a Catholic Benedictine, liberal arts 教育 at 十大外围app is social mobility,代理总统说。 Kilian Malvey神父,O.S.B. “We are committed to providing every student the skills to excel in academics and beyond, fostering their ability to make a positive impact on society.” 

For the Regional Universities in the West category, Saint Martin’s also ranked No. 11 in 最好的价值; No. 33 in 最佳地区大学; and No. 25 in 最适合退伍军人的大学. The Western region of universities includes institutions in Alaska, 亚利桑那州, 加州, 科罗拉多州, 夏威夷, 爱达荷州, 蒙大拿, 内华达, 新墨西哥, 俄勒冈州, 俄克拉何马州, 德州, 犹他州, 华盛顿, 和怀俄明州.  

Rankings are determined by 16 measures of academic quality: first-year student retention; graduation rates; social mobility; class sizes; faculty resources; expert opinion; student excellence; alumni giving and other data. U.S. 新闻 & 世界报道 defines regional universities as those offering a broad scope of undergraduate degrees and some master’s degrees. 


Saint Martin’s University is an independent co教育al university, with undergraduate and graduate offerings, located on a wooded campus of more than 380 acres in Lacey, 华盛顿. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine 大学 and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University empowers students to pursue a lifetime of learning and accomplishment through its 31 majors, 11个硕士项目, one doctorate program and seven 证书项目 spanning the arts and sciences, 业务, 咨询, 教育, 工程, 护理, 和领导能力. 十大外围足彩网站app教堂欢迎超过1人,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its 莱西校园, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.



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