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Poverty The Strongest Factor In Whether High School Graduates Go To College


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Students from high-poverty public schools are less likely to attend college than those from wealthier ones, regardless of whether they’re from urban, suburban or rural areas.

A report released Tuesday by the research branch of the nonprofit National Student Clearinghouse, which examined data from more than 3.5 million high school graduates, found that poverty remains a more important indicator of whether a student will go to college than high school demographics or location.

Class of 2013 students from low-minority, low-income, suburban and rural schools were the least likely to have enrolled in college by last fall –in the semester immediately following their graduation — according to the report. Students who went to low-minority, higher-income suburban schools were the most likely to have enrolled in college. Among higher-income schools, those with high populations of minority students posted lower college enrollment rates than low-minority schools.

 

Check out the full article at the link below!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/14/poverty-college-enrollment_n_5978646.html?ir=Black20%Voices&utm_hp_ref=black-voices

 

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