Foundation Pushes for "Poverty Preference" in College Admissions

A new report by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation urges colleges and universities to create a "poverty preference" for high-achieving, low-income applicants in order to increase socioeconomic diversity on campuses, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The report states that if colleges create a preference for promising, low-income applicants, they could better recognize the accomplishments of high-achieving students who have overcome obstacles. In addition, the report noted the need for a "viable alternative strategy to promote racial diversity on campus."


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