ERIC Number: ED158651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Trends in College Enrollment by Family Income for Regions of the United States.
Suter, Larry E.
This assessment of college enrollment is based on data from the 1970 and 1976 October Current Population Surveys on college participation rates for 18-24 year olds by income level for four regions. In all regions, high school graduation rates were higher for persons in families with highest income levels. College attendance is more likely than high school attendance to be dependent upon financial support from the family. Neither variations in costs of living nor the racial composition of regions were strong determinants of college participation rates within equivalent income categories. Only small differences were found between major regions of the country. College attendance was determined by the ability to complete high school and attributes associated with family income level. Statistical data are appended. (SW)
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