Lincoln University Ranked Top Pennsylvania University for Upward Mobility

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa.Lincoln University leads the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in upward mobility for its graduates according to a report released by The Equality of Opportunity Project.

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Lincoln University ranked number one among colleges and universities in Pennsylvania for having the most students move from the bottom 20 percent of earners to the top 20. Nearly 20 years of income and tax data was used to compile the report.

“This ranking further proves that Lincoln University is a place where students can gain a quality education that will provide them with the knowledge and tools needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world,” said Brenda A. Allen, president of Lincoln University. “We accomplish this by providing students with a rigorous liberal arts education featuring an active and collaborative learning environment.”

The study, called The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility, characterizes intergenerational income mobility at each college in the United States by using data from over 30 million college students from 1999-2013.

The report included numerous Pennsylvania universities including Temple University, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania.  

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Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world.  Lincoln offers a diverse student body of approximately 2,200 men and women more than 35 liberal arts and science-based undergraduate programs and select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly technological and global society. The University possesses an international reputation for preparing and producing world-class leaders such as Langston Hughes '29, the noted poet; Thurgood Marshall '30, the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice; Nnamdi Azikiwe '30, the first president of Nigeria; Kwame Nkrumah '39, the first president of Ghana; Lillian Fishburne '71, the first African American woman promoted to rear admiral in the U.S. Navy; Sheila Oliver ’74, the lieutenant governor of New Jersey;  Saara Kuugongelwa '94, the first female prime minister of Namibia; and a myriad of others.