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CONTACT:   Janine G. Sorbello, Dir. of Ext. Affairs             DATE: August 30, 2023

CELL:            302-290-3224                              

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Goldey-Beacom College Again Named in Top 20% of Economic Mobility Index

Wilmington, DE – Goldey-Beacom College (GBC), for the second consecutive year, has been ranked in the top 20% of the Economic Mobility Index (EMI) for colleges and universities by Washington, DC think tank – Third Way. GBC is the only Institution of Higher Education (IHE) in Delaware to achieve a Tier 1 ranking.

Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, president of GBC, said, “The data show Goldey-Beacom’s EMI ranking at 24.7% with a 3.36 price-to-earnings premium (PEP) for low-income students: years to pay down total net cost. This is significant considering we have 64% of students in the low-income PEP percentile rank. Forty percent of all undergraduate students received a Pell grant in 2021-22 of which 38.6% were full-time students.”

Third Way’s ranking of Delaware IHEs:

  • Tier 1 – Goldey-Beacom College
  • Tier 2 – Delaware State University
  • Tier 3 – University of Delaware
  • Tier 4 – Wilmington University

Third Way states that, “Over one-third of the 281 institutions in the top 20% of schools on their Economic Mobility Index are Hispanic-serving institutions, a federal designation for schools with an undergraduate enrollment of at least 25% Hispanic students.”

“Goldey-Beacom has long been a majority-minority serving institution and has focused on serving students of traditionally underrepresented backgrounds,” Dr. Keith continued. “I am proud to say that in March 2023, GBC was named an Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). Our trajectory shows that we are on track to attain HSI status in the near future and to secure our seat among Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) as well.”

For the full article, click here: 2023 Economic Mobility Index – Third Way

Founded in 1886, Goldey-Beacom College has approximately 1,300 students enrolled from 29 states and 65 nations. The College offers 48 degree options in its graduate and undergraduate programs with majors in psychology, economics, criminal justice, communication & media, human services, English, and all areas of business, including accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship and finance. Additionally, the College offers 13 certificate programs.

The College began accepting students into two new degree programs in fall 2022: B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies; B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics. Also in fall 2022, the College began offering five new undergraduate certificate programs including marketing, human resource management, health care management, entrepreneurship and information technology.

The College began accepting students into three new degree programs in fall 2023: Bachelor of Science in Digital Marketing, and two concentrations in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program: Cybersecurity and Esports & Gaming Administration. Also offered in fall 2023 are stackable new macro and micro graduate certificate programs.

The College is committed to connecting its graduates with careers in their respective fields. For over a decade, the College has achieved a 90% placement rate for graduates. Goldey-Beacom College is located in Pike Creek Valley, a suburb of Wilmington, Delaware. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.


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