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Prestigious Colleges Fail to Build and Support an Economically Diverse Student Population

Many people think of higher education as the gateway to upward social mobility, but the reality is that colleges are more perpetuating class divides than [...]

Many people think of higher education as the gateway to upward social mobility, but the reality is that colleges are more perpetuating class divides than blurring them. In private schools, schools usually enroll a disproportionately high number of high-income students, the students who can pay full tuition. Those schools cannot afford to support more low-income students without total reconsideration of the school’s funding practices. Public colleges are even worse as public funding for higher education has continued to fall. As a result, more of the financial burden of attending college shifts from the state to the student.

To see it in numbers, 38 colleges in the United States have more students from the top 1 percent than the bottom 60. See the charts yourself here.

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Publication Date: 10/09/2017
Source: Politico
Author: Benjamin Wermund
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