Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Colleges are becoming less economically diverse - Pat Donachie, Education Dive

Colleges and universities throughout the country are becoming less economically diverse, according to the New York Times college access index for this year. The Pell share in the freshman class at University of California San Diego, for example, dropped from 46% to 26%, and experts are speculating it is because institutions feel they cannot afford low-income student support. Public colleges and universities began slashing budgets in the aftermath of the financial crisis through 2009 and 2010. Though such budget austerity has ceased for the most part, state support for higher ed is down 18% since 2008. http://www.educationdive.com/news/colleges-are-becoming-less-economically-diverse/443874/

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