My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.
Inequity at Nations Flagship Public Universities
In 2006 the Education Trust published an analysis of the 50 flagship public univerisites and using a variety of indicators concluded they looked more like "gated communities". Low income students declined, financial aid was focused on merit aid, colege completion rates were lagging for minority and low income students, and most univerisites were getting worse on equity indicators. The most common grade on 7 indicators of equity was F. A few schools like Berkeley and Wyoming got a C.
I wonder what has happened in the period 2006-2008. Merit aid seems to have been steady, but there is more policy talk about the equity issue. Hopefully, this report at www.edtrust.org
will be updated.
Labels: college access, College Completion