Press Release For Immediate Release
September 13, 2019

U.S. News & World Report Gives High Marks to Salem College—No. 4 Nationwide Among “Top Performers on Social Mobility”

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (SEPTEMBER 13, 2019)—In its annual listings release this week, “U.S. News & World Report” ranked Salem College tied for No. 4 nationwide as a Top Performer on Social Mobility among National Liberal Arts Colleges. New for the 2020 edition of “U.S. News,” the Social Mobility ranking measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants.

In addition, for the fourth year in a row, “U.S. News & World Report” ranked Salem College as the No. 2 liberal arts college in North Carolina in its listing of the “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.” 

“Salem’s No. 4 ranking as a Best Performer on Social Mobility recognizes our track record of propelling women to success,” Salem College President Sandra Doran said. “We consistently rank as one of the best women’s colleges in America.”

“We are extremely grateful to the incredibly dedicated faculty and staff at Salem College who fulfill our mission to empower women through education and equip them to make a bold impact locally, nationally, and globally,” Doran added.

Complete U.S. News & World Report rankings are available at

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