New study: Dominican transforms students into top wage earners

Dominican University of California is one of the top colleges among its peers showing success in helping transform lower-income students into higher-income wage earners, according to a new study.

When examining students who were from the bottom fifth of incomes as students and moved to the top fifth as adults, Dominican placed 11th out of 578 colleges in the peer category of selective private colleges.

Dominican placed 14th out of 161 California colleges and 74th out of 2,137 public and private colleges nationwide in this measure.
Fifty-three percent of Dominican University of California students who come from families in the bottom fifth of incomes moved to the top fifth of incomes as adults, according to the study examining colleges as engines of upward mobility.

The study published by The Equality of Opportunity Project provides comprehensive statistical analysis for students aged 18-22 enrolled in more than 2,000 American colleges, using anonymized tax records covering college students from 1999 to 2013.

The study also showed that Dominican was in the top quarter of national universities for median student income at age 34.


January 24, 2017