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American International College Prepares Graduates for Economic Success

SPRINGFIELD — American International College (AIC) is among the state’s top colleges and universities in increasing graduates’ earning potential, according to a recent study.

A 2017 Harvard University study revealed that AIC ranks second among private institutions of higher education in Massachusetts in upward income mobility of its graduates. According to the report, “Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility,” the likelihood of an AIC graduate moving up two income quintiles in their lifetime is 24%. This data is based on the anonymous tax records of more than 30 million students over a 15-year period.

“AIC excels at teaching and preparing first generation, low-income, minority, and non-traditional college students for post-college and career success,” said Jack Benjamin, director of grants for the College’s Office of Institutional Advancement. “Injecting economic success into the lives of graduates from populations typically underserved by traditional higher-education institutions is one of the college’s greatest strengths.”

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