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Welcome to the third annual College Access Index. It’s a New York Times ranking of colleges — those with a five-year graduation rate of at least 75 percent — based on their commitment to economic diversity. The ranking is based on a combination of the number of lower-and middle-income students that a college enrolls and the price it charges these students. The top of the ranking is dominated by campuses in the University of California system, while the most diverse private colleges include Amherst, Pomona, Harvard and Vassar. Notably, a college’s endowment does not determine its commitment to economic diversity. There are wealthy colleges and much less wealthy ones at both the top and bottom of the ranking. Read the related column.

 

Rank College Freshman class Pell grad share Net price, mid. income College Access Index Endowment per student
1 University of California-Irvine

Freshman class 5,400
Pell grad share 39
Net price, mid. income $12k
College Access Index 1.90
Endowment per student $11.1k
5,400 39 $12k 1.90 $11.1k
2 University of California-Santa Barbara

Freshman class 4,600
Pell grad share 31
Net price, mid. income $13k
College Access Index 1.61
Endowment per student $7.1k
4,600 31 $13k 1.61 $7.1k
3 University of California-Davis

Freshman class 5,100
Pell grad share 30
Net price, mid. income $13k
College Access Index 1.60
Endowment per student $11.2k
5,100 30 $13k 1.60 $11.2k
4 University of California-San Diego

Freshman class 5,200
Pell grad share 29
Net price, mid. income $11k
College Access Index 1.58
Endowment per student $22.2k
5,200 29 $11k 1.58 $22.2k
5 University of California-Los Angeles

Freshman class 5,700
Pell grad share 26
Net price, mid. income $11k
College Access Index 1.52
Endowment per student $54.2k
5,700 26 $11k 1.52 $54.2k
6 University of Florida

Freshman class 6,500
Pell grad share 22
Net price, mid. income $8k
College Access Index 1.46
Endowment per student $33.3k
6,500 22 $8k 1.46 $33.3k
7 Amherst College

Freshman class 500
Pell grad share 22
Net price, mid. income $9k
College Access Index 1.44
Endowment per student $1.141m
500 22 $9k 1.44 $1.141m
8 Pomona College

Freshman class 500
Pell grad share 20
Net price, mid. income $7k
College Access Index 1.43
Endowment per student $1.288m
500 20 $7k 1.43 $1.288m
9 University of California-Berkeley

Freshman class 4,700
Pell grad share 22
Net price, mid. income $11k
College Access Index 1.38
Endowment per student $46.3k
4,700 22 $11k 1.38 $46.3k
10 Harvard University

Freshman class 1,700
Pell grad share 15
Net price, mid. income $5k
College Access Index 1.36
Endowment per student $1.51m
1,700 15 $5k 1.36 $1.51m

 

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