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ERIC Number: EJ884661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
Low-Income Students and Highly Selective Private Colleges: Geography, Searching, and Recruiting
Hill, Catharine B.; Winston, Gordon C.
Economics of Education Review, v29 n4 p495-503 Aug 2010
In earlier work, the authors found that only 10% of the students at 28 of the nation's most selective private colleges and universities came from families in the bottom 40% of the US family income distribution and that there is a larger share of low-income high-ability students in the national population than in the student bodies of these selective private schools. Using SAT and ACT data, this paper finds that inadequate attention to geography and the incidence of ACT tests in their search and recruiting activities has contributed to a bias against low-income students at these schools. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test)