Boston College has once again been named to the College Honor Roll published by ScholarMatch, a San Francisco-based nonprofit founded by best-selling author Dave Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius) that helps to make higher education possible for low-income youth by providing free college counseling services.
The organization analyzes college data to determine which schools are offering excellent opportunities for low-income and first-generation students, from which it publishes a College Honor Roll of the schools making a difference in this area. Boston College also made the previous list in 2016.
ScholarMatch works with the White House and its college database to assess 1,400 U.S. colleges and universities, including metrics that are specifically relevant for students from households earning less than $50,000, in four areas—financial aid, academics, student support, and post-graduation affordability—to determine the "institutions that are truly offering robust support and achieving excellent outcomes with this population," according to ScholarMatch.
More information is available at the ScholarMatch website.