The Fab Five Colleges For Low-Income Students

Education Trust set out to offer low-income students some guidance about which colleges might be the best bet. They were looking for schools that met the following criteria:

— They enroll a proportion of low-income students that is at least as high as the national average.  — They ask these students to pay a portion of their family income no greater than what the average middle income student pays for a bachelor’s degree.  — They have a graduation rate of at least 50 percent.

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Turns out only five schools in the whole country fit the bill. So congratulations to the CalState Fullerton, CalState Long Beach, Baruch College and Queens College (both CUNY), and UNC-Greensboro. Rich kids graduating from a fancy school this spring and possessed of a hankering to give money to a college might want to look at those options.