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GSU Wins Top Spot for Social Mobility

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Governors State University (GSU) is celebrating a top 2022 ranking in U. S. News and World Report magazine for social mobility, the capacity for individuals to move into higher socio-economic classes.

In the Midwest, GSU ranked #25 for social mobility, the measure that compares the graduation rates for students who are eligible for the Pell Grant, federal funds set aside for low-income students, to the graduation rates for students who do not receive Pell Grants. An estimated 31 percent of GSU students receive the grants.

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Corey Williams said the university's social mobility ranking increases graduates' earning potential and is a vital indicator to potential employers.

“This adds to the cachet of a degree from Governors State University because it says that our graduates are well prepared to compete in the workplace and in our global society.”