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LAKELAND, Fla. — Southeastern University (SEU) has just been ranked as a top college in both social mobility and diversity by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022-2023 rankings. The university has also received a new classification as a doctoral/national university.

Ranked 105th, SEU was in the top 25% for social mobility. Top performers in social mobility are determined based on the university’s success in enrolling and graduating students who received the Pell Grant. 

In addition, the university ranked .59 on the diversity index scale — outranking larger institutions such as Florida State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the ethnic diversity category. The diversity index scale is configured based on the likelihood for students to encounter other students from racial or ethnic groups different from their own. 

U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings evaluate more than 1,450 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality.

To view more rankings, check out the full report here

This release is also posted as a blog on SEU’s website here

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