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Old 10-16-2015, 06:12 AM
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As reported in Yahoo Finance:

The luckiest teenagers pick a college based on prestige. But many others who can’t afford prestige simply want the best return on their education dollar -- something that can be maddeningly hard to figure out.

A company called CollegeNet is trying to change that by ranking more than 900 colleges and universities based on how well they improve economic mobility and provide affordable education to disadvantaged families. Virtually none of the top 50 in this “social mobility index” are name-brand schools such as Harvard, Yale, Virginia, Notre Dame or Stanford. Instead, there are names such as City University of New York, Prairie View A&M, Winston-Salem State and Montana Tech.

The study includes 22 universities in Tennessee. Here's how they ranked nationally out of 900 universities included in the study:

national rank...university...location

38...Tennessee Technological University...Cookeville
94...Middle Tennessee State University...Murfreesboro
119...Tennessee State University...Nashville
129...The University of Tennessee-Martin...Martin
147...The University of Memphis...Memphis
227...East Tennessee State University...Johnson City
245...Austin Peay State University...Clarksville
294...The University of Tennessee...Knoxville
297...Carson-Newman University...Jefferson City
300...Christian Brothers University...Memphis
353...Southern Adventist University...Collegedale
367...Union University...Jackson
456...The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga...Chattanooga
523...Bethel University...McKenzie
583...Trevecca Nazarene University...Nashville
599...Lee University...Cleveland
643...Tusculum College...Greeneville
657...King College...Bristol
670...Lipscomb University...Nashville
788...Vanderbilt University...Nashville
842...Rhodes College...Memphis
868...Belmont University...Nashville

The complete study, which includes more details such as tuition, graduation rates, percent of students receiving pell grants, median early career salaries of graduates, and more, can be found here:

Social Mobility Index 2015 - CollegeNET

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