Diversity in Academe 2013

In Push for Diversity, Colleges Pay Attention to Socioeconomic Class

Carl Bower

Anthony P. Carnevale, director of the Georgetown U. Center on Education and the Workforce, says the lowest income groups are rising as a proportion of students at noncompetitive colleges, while the highest income groups are rising as a proportion of students at selective colleges.
September 19, 2010

It's hard to spot one of the most underrepresented minority groups at many four-year colleges: students and faculty members from the working class.

Efforts to promote campus diversity have tended to gloss over them, focusing instead on members of...

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