Drew Is a Top N.J. College for Low-Income Students
Second only to Princeton in its four-year graduation rate, according to NJ.com.
November 2016 – In New Jersey, Drew University is second to only Princeton University in its graduation rate for low-income students, according to NJ.com.
The media outlet based its rankings on state-reported statistics on Tuition Aid Grants—the taxpayer-funded financial aid program for low-income students. The stats show the percentage of TAG students who began their undergraduate studies in 2007 and graduated in four years or less.
At Drew, 65 percent of its 101 TAG students who started in 2007, graduated within four years. By comparison, 62 percent of the University’s total undergraduate population graduated within the same time frame.
All told, NJ.com ranked 26 four-year private and public colleges in New Jersey. Drew’s No. 2 placement was ahead of schools such as the N.J. Institute of Technology (9), Montclair State University (11), the Stevens Institute of Technology (12), Seton Hall University (13) and Rutgers University (15).
The recognition comes after Drew placed in the top third of schools nationally in Washington Monthly ‘s 2016 Guide to Colleges. Also this year, Drew was featured in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 362 Green Colleges and ranked among its top schools nationally in three categories: theatre (7), race/class interaction (8) and being LGBTQ-friendly (18).