As seen on U.S. News, WAU has been ranked #22 for Social Mobility for 2020. The report states that “Economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college, even when controlling for other characteristics. But some colleges are more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants. The vast majority of these federal grants are awarded to students whose adjusted gross family incomes are under $50,000. The following schools performed best on U.S. News’ social mobility ranking factors.”
WAU is proud to be climbing the ranks with graduating classes, especially for disadvantaged students. This is part of the calling of Christian Education, to help those that are in need. We want to thank WAU’s president, faculty, and staff for working tirelessly to help the students at WAU reach higher heights. Throughout the years, WAU has ranked high in multiple categories and various ranking platforms, including but not limited to U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Least Debt Load List’ and University Research and Reviews ‘Best Value School’, which has less than 100 selected from 2400 schools.
WAU was also featured previously in “Washington Monthly’s Annual College Guide & Rankings” for two years straight (2017 & 2018) as top 10% overall, 68 out of 695 in Masters level colleges, and ranked 11 of 695 schools in addressing the gap in graduation rate between Pell recipients and other students.
As WAU continues to press forward, we want to push the mark in these types of rankings and more. 2020 has been a tough year for the world, but nothing is bigger than the God we stand for! As this university continues to press forward for excellence, may we all.