Portraits: Initial College Attendance of Low-Income Young Adults

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2011-06-01
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The Institute for Higher Education Policy
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The report suggests that poverty still matters a great deal in terms of the types of institutions at which young adults are initially enrolling. In particular, they find that low-income students—between ages 18 and 26 and whose total household income is near or below the federal poverty level—are likely to be overrepresented at for-profit institutions and are likely to be underrepresented at public and private nonprofit four-year institutions.

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low-income students, college enrollment, selective admission
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