Study highlights impact of school poverty on college enrollment

10/15/2013 | Education Week

A new study tracking graduates from 3,000 public high schools reports that high-poverty schools had lower rates of enrollment -- and persistence -- in college, than did higher-income schools, regardless of the schools' racial makeup or geographic location. Data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center showed no major racial disparity in college enrollment among high-poverty schools, and showed only a slight difference among races in wealthier schools.

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