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Poverty Is a Factor in Students’ Choice of College Type

Poverty matters a great deal in terms of the types of colleges young adults initially choose to attend, says a new report by the Institute for Higher Education Policy, released on Tuesday. In particular, the report, “Portraits: Initial College Attendance of Low-Income Young Adults,” says low-income students ages 18 to 26 are likely to be overrepresented at for-profit institutions and underrepresented at public and private nonprofit four-year institutions.

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