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01-19-2017

NY Times: Clarkson Gives Students Better Opportunity for Wealth

Fifty-three percent of Clarkson University students who come from families in the bottom fifth of incomes moved to the top 20 percent of incomes as adults, according to a new study published by the New York Times, yesterday.

Clarkson University graduation gown hoodClarkson placed ninth out of 578 selective private colleges for this measure, which shows the chance a poor student has to become a rich adult. In addition, Clarkson students had the second highest median income at age 34 out of the 578 colleges. Clarkson graduates also have an "overall mobility index" of 56th out of 578.

Read more at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/college-mobility/clarkson-university.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Kelly Chezum, VP for External Relations, at 315-268-4483 or kchezum@clarkson.edu.]

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