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.


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.