Why Poor Students are Going to the Wrong Colleges and Why You Should Care

Recently the Hechinger Report published “The universities that enroll more poor students have less financial aid to give,” detailing the disparities in funding at public flagship universities compared to their counterparts. The piece lists a number of interesting data points, including:

  1. 41% of public four year colleges cost more than their state’s flagship university.
  2. These colleges are enrolling more than twice the high-need students.
  3. Even if the…