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College Rankings By Social Mobility

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  1. DFWRocket

    DFWRocket Member

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    Here is a much more useful college rankings index than we are accustomed to seeing. It's based on the price of the college vs. the median early career salary after graduation, # of low income students and graduation rates. The only variable I didn't see is whether or not it took adjusted the median salary with the cost of living within the schools state. I've went through the list and added all the TX schools so you don't have to.


    http://www.socialmobilityindex.org


    1 Montana Tech of the University of Montana Butte, Mt
    2 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
    3 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee, FL
    4 California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Pomona, CA
    5 California State University-Northridge Northridge,CA
    6 University of California-Davis Davis, CA
    7 Florida International University Miami, FL
    8 University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA
    9 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
    10 California State University-Stanislaus Turlock, CA
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    31 University of Houston Houston, TX
    49 Lamar University Beaumont, TX
    51 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
    77 St Mary's University San Antonio, TX
    82 Texas A & M University-College Station College Station, TX
    156 Saint Edward's University Austin, TX
    160 Austin College Sherman, TX
    201 LeTourneau University Longview, TX
    202 Rice University Houston, TX
    258 Hardin-Simmons University Abilene, TX
    305 Texas Lutheran University Seguin, TX
    368 University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, TX
    399 Trinity University San Antonio, TX
    417 Baylor University Waco,TX
    430 Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX
    445 Southwestern University Georgetown, TX
    479 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
    519 exas Southern University Houston, TX
    520 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX


    sorry UT, Tech, SFA & SHSU fans, the list only went to #539


    one interesting note - people that went to SMU earned about $1,000 per year less early in their careers than someone who went to Lamar University in Beaumont...
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  2. Haymitch

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    SHSU was number 540
     
  3. TheRealist137

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    Rice is on the list. Not sure bigtexxx likes being associated even a little bit with "the poors"
     
  4. Ziggy

    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

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    So no UT? Sounds like a another BS pee-pee list to me.
     
  5. CCorn

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    Moral victory for state!! Too bad my salary blows donkey balls.
     
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    Rocketman95 Hangout Boy

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    God I love this campus.
     
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    How is Trinity on there? It's expensive as hell.
     
  9. CCorn

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    It was cool living at bobcat village just because that was the view.
     
  10. HR Dept

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    The apartments on Aquarena? I lived there for two years and had no such view. Lucky you, I didn't even know that you could get that view from there. Granted my apartment was facing the commuter parking lot and bus stop.
     
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    All I know is I graduated from UT in 2013 and I am making almost $200k doing investment banking at the age of 23. I don't need some silly website to tell me the value of my education.
     
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    How many hours do you work a week? 80+?
     
  13. boomboom

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    Do you lift, bro?
     
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  14. DFWRocket

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    then why did you even look in this thread? Besides, these rankings are about social mobility for the poor, not about who makes the most money after graduation. Keep in mind that UT graduates a LOT of liberal arts majors and therefore the average early years post-graduation salary is probably a lot lower vs. the cost of tuition than say at Rice where many graduates go in to engineering-related fields.


    I went to SHSU, and I know there are a lot of SFA and TTech grads in this forum as well..none of our schools made this list, so why is it the only complaints are coming from UT grads?
     
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    You're probably a good student who had some idea of what you wanted to do before you entered college. Most people have no idea, thus don't make the most out of their upper level studies.
     
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    I need to confirm this statement by giving me your bank name, username, and password. Also, can you provide me your last expense amount and deposit amount.
     
  17. JuanValdez

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    This is smart. I like it.

    University of Chicago 512
    Harvard 438
    Yale 440
    Princeton 360


    Also, very disappointed to see TSU way the **** down the list at 519. They're starting with 66% low income and still can't score well? Schools that specialize on the nation's elites like Harvard are better for social mobility than a school specifically chartered to increase social mobility?

    But really, I think that says something about the slant SMI is taking. Social mobility is only partly their ability to train up students and also partly (perhaps mostly) their ability to choose students that are already high on social mobility. When Harvard plucks a kid out of the low income category and gets him a $60k offer after graduation -- well that same kid could have done (almost as) well coming out of any school. Harvard didn't make him, Harvard got to pick him. So I think it's a cool concept, but problematic.
     
  18. JeeberD

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    Odd that UTEP isn't on the list...Washington Monthly magazine has had UTEP as #1 in the nation for Social Mobility three straight years.

    http://topten.utep.edu/
     
  19. B-Bob

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    Lot of Cali schools in the top 50 or so. Wonder why? Higher pay scales post graduation? A lot of immigrant, first-in-family kids going into the colleges here?

    Interesting.

    I applaud lists like this, even while I wish my school did better.
     
  20. JuanValdez

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    I haven't looked too deeply at their methods, but my total guess would be that California has a good state school system that subsidizes tuition for students. Berkeley and Harvard have similar outcomes, but Berkeley's tuition is listed here as $13k, and Harvard is $58k.
     

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