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ERIC Number: EJ764794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb-22
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
A Pathway to Success
Pluviose, David
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v24 n1 p30-33 Feb 2007
With the total price tag of a bachelor's degree from a top-tier U.S. college or university hovering around $150,000, even some of the most highly sought-after high school graduates are turning down universities like Yale and Stanford in favor of more economical options--community colleges. Skyrocketing tuitions and anti-affirmative action campaigns are turning many elite schools into domains strictly for the wealthy and White. This article reports on several Ivy League universities that are working to counter the trend by offering free tuition to students from low-income families. Harvard University led the way, announcing last year that any incoming student whose family makes less than $60,000 a year would get free tuition. Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has taken its outreach efforts to another level, announcing plans to launch its "Pathway to Success" program this fall. The initiative actively seeks out and provides advising and financial support to transfers from two local higher education institutions--Morrisville State College and Monroe Community College. The Pathway to Success program is funded by a $810,800 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which provides a host of scholarships for underprivileged students. The foundation places a particular emphasis on helping community college transfers gain access to and pay for a four-year degree.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York