Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States: 2017 Trend Report

April 27, 2017

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Title: Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States: 2017 Trend Report

Authors: Margaret Cahalan, Laura W. Perna, Mika Yamashita, Ramon Ruiz, &, Khadish O. Franklin

Source: The Pell Institute & PennAHEAD

The Pell Institute and PennAHEAD recently released the annual Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States report for 2017. According to the report, equity gaps remain in American higher education. The cost of college has continued to increase, and yet, Pell Grants do not cover the same proportion of the average cost of college as they once have.

The report includes data on enrollment by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status; the types of institutions in which students enroll; the role of financial aid in eliminating barriers to paying for college; how students pay for college; and how educational attainment rates and early income outcomes vary by family characteristics.

This year’s edition of the report also includes a website which acts as a hub of information to connect the data to current policy dialogue. The Equity Indicators website also includes links to the data, supplemental essays and presentations, and previous editions of the report.

To learn read the full report and review supplemental essays and presentations, please see the Equity Indicators website.

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