Emory University has announced that it has joined the American Talent Initiative in an effort to enroll more talented, low- and moderate-income students.
As part of ATI, a Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative led by the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program and Ithaka S+R, Emory will work to attract, enroll and support more high-achieving students from low- or moderate-income backgrounds, according to an Emory press release.
Launched in December 2016 with 30 institutions, ATI now includes 100 institutions, including the entire Ivy League, 17 state flagship universities and private colleges and universities. Members must meet the standard of graduating at least 70 percent of their students in six years.
The universities that are a part of ATI share a collective goal of enrolling 50,000 additional students at colleges and universities with strong graduation rates by 2025.
ATI’s goals fit well with Emory’s commitment to access and affordability, according to Emory University President Claire E. Sterk.
“At Emory, we are committed to increasing affordability and to building a talented and genuinely inclusive student body,” Sterk said. “This commitment has long been a hallmark of our community’s shared work. Partnering with ATI offers the perfect alignment of our shared principles, and I look forward to continuing to provide these exceptionally high-achieving students with an outstanding educational experience.”