Bloomberg Philanthropies has recognized Washington University in St. Louis as an American Talent Initiative (ATI) High-Flier, a group of 28 high-graduation-rate institutions that are national leaders in college access and success for lower-income students. Washington University received the distinction for making the greatest gains in lower-income student enrollment since 2015-16 and for its innovative recruitment, enrollment and retention practices.
“At WashU, we’ve come a long way in our efforts to increase access for all deserving students and to enhance the student experience through peer and professional mentorship, expanded services in health and well-being, financial support for unexpected expenses and meaningful career preparation,” Chancellor Andrew D. Martin said. “The American Talent Initiative has been an important partner in this work, helping us identify and implement programs and practices that are making a real difference in the lives of our students.”
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