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Trinity places in top-tier within two USNWR ranking categories for 2020

Trinity CommunicationsSeptember 09, 2019

Trinity International University ranks in the top tier of schools in the national universities category for ethnic diversity and its ability to graduate students on Pell Grants, according to data released in U.S.News & World Report’s 2020 Best College Rankings.

TIU is ranked with 399 national universities based on its Carnegie Classification, which places weight on the number of graduate and terminal degrees conferred. Many national universities, such as Princeton and Harvard, are among the best-funded institutions of higher learning in the world.

TIU ranks as a top-tier national institution in social mobility, which U.S. News describes as a measure of  “how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants.” Those grants typically go to households with annual family incomes under $50,000. U.S. News rankings compare six-year graduation rates and adjust “to give much more credit schools with larger Pell student populations.”

On the social mobility ranking, TIU is 125th among 399 national universities, and ranks fourth among the 11 governing member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities that qualify as national universities.

In another category, ethnic diversity, TIU also gets a top-tier ranking for 2020 at #191, tied for fifth among the 11 governing CCCU members that are national universities. TIU finished tied on that ranking with the University of Michigan and Syracuse University.

“I’m not surprised by our high ranking for the categories of social mobility and ethnic diversity,” TIU president Nicholas Perrin said. “Over the years God has graced Trinity with not just a student population but a kingdom community, a community where the last are destined to be first (Matt. 20:16).

“Even so,” Perrin continued, “there’s much more work to be done, pushing the borders of that kingdom and journeying deeper into a diversity as wide as creation itself.”

The start of fall semester each year brings the release of other annual college rankings. Recently, Study.com ranked TIU’s online psychology program #18 in the country. According to the website, its lists are “unique in that they emphasize accessibility, affordability, and quality of education, which we considered the most important attributes in our school rankings.”

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