GSE Publications

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

11-2009

Publication Source

The Journal of Higher Education

Volume

80

Issue

6

Start Page

663

Last Page

685

DOI

10.1353/jhe.0.0074

Abstract

While college enrollment rates have increased over the last 40 years, gaps still exist across groups. College enrollment rates are lower for high school graduates whose parents have not attended college, those with low-incomes, as well as Black and Latino/a students than for other high school graduates (Baum & Ma, 2007; Ellwood & Kane, 2000; NCES, 2007; Thomas & Perna, 2004). Widening gaps in income and health insurance coverage between high school and college graduates (Baum & Ma, 2007) suggest the economic and social imperative of working to increase college-going rates among these underrepresented groups.

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Date Posted: 20 August 2015

This document has been peer reviewed.