Monday, October 19, 2009

College Choice and the Success of Working-Class Students

College Choice and the Success of Working-Class Students « Working-Class Perspectives
At flagship universities, only 68% of lower-income students graduate in 6 years, compared with 83% of higher-income students. Across state systems, the numbers are even worse (for both groups): 55% of lower-income students finish in 6 years, while 74% of higher-income students graduate in that time.

Bowen, Chingos, and McPherson identify two primary causes for this disparity.