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Colleges are becoming less economically diverse

Colleges and universities have been slashing budgets due to declining state funding, as well as decreased enrollment and lower tuition revenue, for several years, but many institutions, particularly private, selective schools, are taking in lower rates of Pell Grant students regardless of student achievement.

As the debate over how much of an institution’s endowment pool should go towards support for low-income students, many question the sufficiency of current outreach and admissions practices.

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