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TAMIU Ranks First in Texas and Third in the Nation for Overall Mobility in Texas Posted: 1/19/17

TAMIU Ranks 1st in Texas and 3rd in the Nation for Overall Mobility


The Equality of Opportunity Project
A new survey ranks TAMIU among colleges with highest upward income mobility rates. 

What's a mobility rate & why is that important?

A mobility rate looks at the likelihood that students will move up in income, based on their educational preparation at a college or University. In this study by The Equality of Opportunity Project, TAMIU graduates’ mobility helped the University to be ranked third in the nation for highest upward income mobility rate for graduates.

What does that mean to me?

The odds are that you are likely to enjoy greater earning potential (and thus mobility) upon your TAMIU degree completion. That means a better life for you, your family and your community.

How did researchers determine this?

It’s complicated, but they established the TAMIU mobility rate by combining our share of students from lower-income families with our success at moving them into the upper part of the distribution. In some cases, graduates went from the bottom 40% to the top 40%.

The estimates presented here are based on millions of anonymous tax fillings and tuition records. These statistics cover only schools that participate in Title IV federal funding, which excludes the military academies and certain other colleges.

Measures of outcomes and mobility are for students born between 1980 and 1982, who are around age 35, when relative income rank stabilizes.

Where can I find more?

For specific information for TAMIU as reported in The New York Times, go to Economic Diversity and Student Outcomes at TAMIU

Source: “Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility”, by Raj Chetty, John Friedman, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas Turner and Danny Yagan, The Equality of Opportunity Project