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Declining Access at Public Universities

VU International News and Reviews No. 100 October 30 2017

October 2017

The think tank New America has published an analysis Moving on Up matching HE data with anonymized tax data of a sample of 30 million Americans to see what the role of Higher Education is in upward social mobility. This approach allows looking at the correlation between higher education and earnings as compared to parents’ earnings.

Among the findings is declining access to the more selective public universities in the US.

Nearly two-thirds of selective public universities enroll fewer low-income students than they did in the late 1990s.

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