Stockton Cited for Student Success

Galloway, N.J. _ Stockton University is included among the top 250 colleges and universities in the nation that successfully enroll economically disadvantaged students and help them graduate and get good jobs.

The Social Mobility Index (SMI) from CollegeNet measures the extent to which a college or university educates more economically disadvantaged students (with family incomes below the national median) at lower tuition and graduates them into good paying jobs.

The index uses several factors, including tuition, student economic background, graduation rate, graduate early career salary and endowment.

Stockton ranked 119 out of the almost 1,500 schools included on the list, placing it in the top 8%.

Stockton has instituted several Student Success initiatives to help underserved students, including the First Ospreys program for students who are the first in their family to attend college. The Student Success Scholars program assists over 200 students with mentoring and academic support.

The offices of Student Transitions Programs and Academic Achievement Programs focus on supporting students through their Stockton experience.

“This is about our ability to change lives,” said President Harvey Kesselman.

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Diane D’Amico
Director of News and Media Relations
Galloway, N.J. 08205