Date of this Version
The Journal of Higher Education
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.
©The Ohio State University Press
Bell, A. D., Rowan-Kenyon, H. T., & Perna, L. W. (2009). College Knowledge of 9th and 11th Grade Students: Variation by School and State Context. The Journal of Higher Education, 80 (6), 663-685. http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/jhe.0.0074
Date Posted: 20 August 2015
This document has been peer reviewed.