Report Tracks Social Inequity in Higher Education

April 25, 2017

Students from American families with the highest incomes are almost five times likelier than students from the poorest families to earn a bachelor’s degree by age 24, a new report shows.

The report, Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States: 2017 Historical Trend Report, is a joint product of the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education and the University of Pennsylvania's Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy. It melds Census and Education Department data to provide insights into economic inequalities in higher education.

The two groups also developed an Equality Indicators website.

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