IHEP

Portraits: Initial College Attendance of Low-Income Young Adults

Author: Institute for Higher Education Policy

The brief, Portraits: Initial College Attendance of Low-Income Young Adults, experts at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) suggest 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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Date

June 2011

Price

$0.00

Publication Type

Issue Brief

Topic

Access and Success, Diversity

Funding Partners

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation