Talented students from lower-income families graduate from Mount Holyoke College at a rate even higher than that for the overall student body, according to a U.S. News & World Report analysis.
The data underscore that Mount Holyoke has long been a leader in addressing issues of access and affordability. The College remains committed to expanding college opportunity for all students, including lower-income and underrepresented students.
Most recently, President Lynn Pasquerella took part in a White House College Opportunity Day of Action. As a result, she announced new initiatives to expand Mount Holyoke's efforts to help students prepare for and graduate from college.
More than one-quarter of current domestic students at Mount Holyoke receive Pell grants, which are awarded most often to students with family incomes of less than $20,000, according to U.S. News.