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3 Ways Tech Levels The College Playing Field For Low-Income Students

from EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education

To create the best possible world of tomorrow, calling on a unique variety of stakeholders is key. Yet, at the nation's most selective colleges — which are also the top colleges in the country — only 3 percent of incoming freshmen come from low-income families, finds a report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. At these same universities, a staggering 72 percent of freshmen come from families in the wealthiest quartile. "When low-income students do apply to selective institutions, they face additional barriers because the admissions processes at such institutions are built on a series of preferences that reduce the chances of high-achieving, low-income students gaining admission," reads the report. more

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