The colleges with the best outcomes for Pell students

The University of Virginia tops a recent list by the Washington Post of "prominent" public colleges and universities with the highest graduation rates for low-income students, Nick Anderson reports for the Post.

To make the list, the Post analyzed data on graduation rates of Pell Grant recipients at 100 "major public [colleges and] universities," including "flagships and other prominent schools," Anderson writes.

According to the Post, the 10 colleges with the highest graduation rates for Pell Grant recipients—and their six-year graduation rate for those students—are below.

*Editor's note: EAB congratulates our member institutions who made the list. Member institutions listed below are marked with an asterisk.

1. University of Virginia*, 93%

2. University of California, Berkeley*, 89%

3. University of California, Los Angeles*, 88%

4. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill*, 87%

5. (tie) University of Michigan*, 85%

5. (tie) College of William & Mary*, 85%

7. (tie) Georgia Institute of Technology*, 83%

7. (tie) University of Maryland, College Park*, 83%

9. (tie) University of Florida*, 82%

9. (tie) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*, 82%

(Anderson, Washington Post, 10/12).

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