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

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2015-10-01
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Institute for Higher Education Policy
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The report outlines ways colleges and universities can improve access and attainment for underserved students, particularly Pell Grant recipients, who come from low-income backgrounds. The report lists ten prominent public institutions which are failing to enroll as many low-income, high-achieving students as they could, based on their selectivity and other institutions’ enrollment patterns. It also features interviews with administrators from access-improving institutions who exhibit deliberate recruitment and strong leadership focused on recruitment and retention of Pell students.

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Low-income students, student financial aid, readiness for school, admission process
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