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Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities, Second Edition: A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students

Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities, Second Edition: A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students

Despite small signs of progress, state policies nationwide continue to fail to support the needs of high-ability students with financial need. In addition to examining individual state policies, this second edition of...

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Persistence: The Success of Students Who Transfer from Community Colleges to Selective Four-Year Institutions

Persistence: The Success of Students Who Transfer from...

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First-Year Student Support: Supporting High-Achieving First-Year Students at Public Two-Year Institutions

First-Year Student Support: Supporting High-Achieving First-Year Students at...

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Making College Affordable: Providing Low-Income Students with the Knowledge and Resources Needed to Pay for College

Making College Affordable: Providing Low-Income Students with the...

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Opening Doors: How Selective Colleges and Universities Are Expanding Access for High-Achieving, Low-Income Students

Opening Doors: How Selective Colleges and Universities Are Expanding Access for High-Achieving, Low-Income Students

Just offering admission is not always sufficient to result in a student’s enrollment. Our next
four recommendations offer strategies for ways selective colleges can help encourage admitted
low-income stude...

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State University No More: Out-of-State Enrollment and the Growing Exclusion of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students at Public Flagship Universities

State University No More: Out-of-State Enrollment and the Growing Exclusion of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students at Public Flagship Universities

Unfortunately, many talented first-generation students never make it to their public flagship university because of state policies that track them into community colleges and because of university recruiting behaviors...

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