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Caldwell University is ranked among the top performers  of Regional Universities in the North for Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report for 2022-2023.   

Caldwell jumped to #13 up from #16 in last year’s Social Mobility ranking, which is based on how universities and colleges enroll and graduate economically disadvantaged students who are awarded Federal Pell Grants. 

Caldwell President Matthew Whelan, Ed.D. said the Social Mobility ranking shows the strength of the University’s Catholic Dominican mission that includes reaching out and graduating low-income students, many who are the first in their families to go to college.   “A high Social Mobility ranking means we enroll a large number of Pell recipients, and at the same time give them the supports they need to flourish and graduate. Since evidence shows that having a college degree can increase earnings potential and employment opportunities, by encouraging and strengthening our students in their journeys to graduation, we help them, their families and their future generations.”

Caldwell was also listed among the Best Regional Universities North and ranked 7th among “Most International Students for Regional Universities North”.  22% of Caldwell’s freshman class are international students with the most students coming from Nepal and Ghana.  

Caldwell  rose in the Campus Ethnic Diversity index receiving a .68 out of 1. The category recognizes colleges where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial or ethnic groups different from their own.   Caldwell is a Hispanic-Serving Institution as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education.

Now in its 38th year, the U.S. News & World Report rankings evaluate more than 1,450 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality. The annual list was released Sept. 12. 

U.S. News publishes the Best Colleges rankings each year to provide prospective students and their families with helpful data and information on factors such as graduation rates, social mobility, and graduate indebtedness.