Economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college, even when controlling for other characteristics. But some colleges are more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants. The vast majority of these federal grants are awarded to students whose adjusted gross family incomes are under $50,000. Livingstone College was among those schools performing best on U.S. News’ social mobility ranking factors. Livingstone College has been unapologetically on mission in producing graduates who are resilient, relevant and ready to compete in a global context, and in improving the socio-economic status of graduates and their families.