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A Portrait of Low-Income Young Adults in Education

Published Jun 2010
ihep
focus area Degree Completion

This brief, A Portrait of Low-Income Young Adults in Education, is the first of a new publication series called “Portraits” that draws from the most recent national data to describe the population of low-income young adults—between ages 18 and 26 and whose total household income is near or below the federal poverty level—and situates them in the context of national college completion goals. It specifically outlines the demographic characteristics of low-income young adults while providing a brief overview of their pre-college and degree attainment trends.