This report warns that the New England region faces a convergence of trends similar to those at the national level, with potentially serious negative consequences on higher education opportunity for low-income, minority, and other historically underserved populations. According to the report, declining grant aid, changing demographics, competition among colleges, and other factors will collide, leading to diminished college participation for the nation’s fastest growing and most disadvantaged groups.
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Convergence: A Profile of New England
Published: April 2006