College Access, Readiness, and Persistence

Overview

Research indicates that individuals with college degrees are, on average, more likely to be more economically successful in life than those with merely a high school degree. However, many disadvantaged students struggle through high school and lack the academic background to pursue higher education. Other, more high-achieving, students lack the social and cultural capital to navigate the college application process; still others enroll, only to find themselves unable to finish with a degree in hand. This library focuses on research related to college access, readiness, and persistence as it applies to students from low-income and disadvantaged backgrounds