Public Colleges Backslide on Access, Report Says

In The News Piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education
Oct. 26, 2017

Findings from the report Moving on Up? were covered in the Chronicle of Higher Education:

There’s been a lot of talk lately about higher education’s importance as an engine of equality — and how it sometimes serves as an engine of inequality, due to imbalances in access and success for students from lower-income backgrounds.

The latter argument gathers more force through a new report that finds nearly two-thirds of selective public colleges and universities enroll fewer lower-income students than they did two decades ago. The report also finds that many of the same institutions are enrolling more students from the top income brackets.