Four-year college plans by student income

By: | Issue: October, 2018
September 25, 2018

For many low-income students, lack of encouragement at home and fear of rejection limits interest in higher ed. Conditional admissions gives these individuals the chance to consider universities they thought were out of their reach.


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  • 66% — Students from low-income backgrounds planning to attend a four-year college
  • 80% — Middle-income students who have that plan
  • 85% — High-income students with that plan

Source: The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education