U.S. News recognition is a testament to Hilbert’s Franciscan heritage and values-based education
(HAMBURG, New York) Hilbert College took the 10th spot among Regional Colleges in the North for Top Performers on Social Mobility for the U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Colleges rankings.
“Hilbert College is dedicated to delivering an outstanding education experience to all our students and this recognition is a testament to our efforts,” said Hilbert President Dr. Michael S. Brophy. “Because of strategic investments in line with our foundational values, we’re able to offer more resources, more programs, and more opportunities for growth to a diverse student population. I am proud that our programs have been recognized as some of the best in the country.”
This year, the U.S. News rankings assessed more than a thousand U.S. bachelor's degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality. According to the U.S. News methodology, social mobility measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants – typically from households earning less than $50,000 annually. U.S. News published a distinct social mobility ranking for all ranked schools. The social mobility ranking was computed by aggregating the two ranking factors assessing graduation rates of Pell-awarded students. The U.S. News full methodology can be found here: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/how-us-news-calculated-the-rankings.
Hilbert’s Pell-eligible population and opportunity programs, such as Say Yes and Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), continue to grow to their highest levels. Hilbert’s 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, along with service leaning and internship requirements, provide the support and experiential opportunities to lead to success after graduation for Hilbert students. Ranking as the No. 10 Top Performer in Social Mobility among Regional Colleges, aligns with Hilbert’s mission and vision as a Catholic, Franciscan college providing access for a diverse student population, including a large percentage of first-generation students.
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