ERIC Number: EJ709779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-13
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education, College Rankings and Access for Lower-Income Students
Harris, James T., III
Black Issues in Higher Education, v21 n24 p106 Jan 2005
The 20th century has been called the American Century, and one of its leitmotifs was the great leap forward for millions of Americans from poverty into the middle class. In the 1960s and 1970s, the implementation of the Higher Education Act and Pell Grants allowed large numbers of students from low-income families to enter college. In addition, the GI Bill opened wide the doors of higher education to a host of veterans who otherwise would never have been able to consider a college education. This article provides one college president's brief evaluation of the impact of these events on higher education in the U.S.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Low Income Groups, Educational Policy, Access to Education, Institutional Characteristics, Graduation, College Admission
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: G I Bill; Pell Grant Program