It’s a credential factory at this point for some schools
Public colleges are turning away from their mission to offer access to an affordable college education for all students.
A ProPublica analysis of new data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that, from 1996 through 2012, public colleges and universities gave a declining portion of grants—as measured by both the number of grants and the dollar amounts—to students in the lowest quartile of family income. That trend continued even though the recession hit those in lower income brackets the hardest.
Universities feel the dual pressures of raising their revenues and ratings.
Why have public universities across the nation shifted their aid?
“For some schools, they’re trying…
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