Friday, May 24, 2013

America's Top Colleges Have a Rich-Kid Problem

The wealthiest schools in the country could have more economic diversity if they wanted it. So why don't they?  

In case you ever wondered just how much wealthy students dominate America's top colleges, here's a nice illustration from a new report by the Century Foundation. At the most selective schools in the country,* 70 percent of students come from the wealthiest quarter of U.S. families. Just 14 percent come from the poorest half. And while these statistics date back to 2006, I think it's safe to say they haven't changed greatly in the last few years.

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For the rest of the story: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/05/americas-top-colleges-have-a-rich-kid-problem/276195/

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