This new college ranking includes a social mobility category.

Top college ranking now looks at social mobility


U.S. News & World Report's 35th annual college ranking includes new updates to categories

U.S. News & World Report just released its annual college ranking, and for the first time it includes a category focused on social mobility, which highlights institutions that best serve underrepresented students.

According to the 2020 U.S. News Best Colleges. Princeton University remains No. 1 among national universities, while Williams College is once again in the top spot among national liberal arts colleges.

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This year, public schools in California, Florida and New York excel in enrolling and graduating large proportions of low-income students. The University of California—Los Angeles maintains its spot as the No. 1 Top Public School among National Universities.

Laura Ascione