Sunday, May 12, 2013

economic elitism at Wiscon may be related to economic elitism at UW-Madison

UW-Madison faculty call for student body to be more socioeconomically representatve | Inside Higher Ed: "UW-Madison, like most selective public universities, sees fewer applicants and fewer enrolled students from certain demographics, particularly low-income students, urban students and rural students, relative to their share of high school graduates in Wisconsin. Suburban students tend to make up a larger share of university applicants and students than their high school graduation numbers would suggest. Median family income of students enrolled at Madison is about 20 percent higher than the state’s median, the committee report states."

See also the commentary at Wisconsin Ideals.