Serving Their Share: Some Colleges Could be Doing a Much Better Job Enrolling and Graduating Low-Income Students

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October, 2015

Higher education is a crucial pathway to social and economic mobility. Yet many of the public universities that should be helping students move forward are instead failing to enroll enough low-income undergraduates. As a result, tens of thousands of young people are missing their first, critical step toward opportunity. And our nation is missing the economic and societal benefits that a more educated populace affords. With broad recognition of this need for a college-educated citizenry, cities, states, institutions, and the president himself have set college attainment goals—goals that rely on improvements in both college access and success. Read and share the full report at

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