Tag: colleges

Colleges Targeting more Students from Lower-Income Families

"The over­all num­ber of under­grad­u­ates at U.S. col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties has increased dra­mat­i­cal­ly over the past 20 years, with growth fueled almost exclu­sive­ly by an influx of stu­dents from low-income fam­i­lies and stu­dents of col­or, reports Pew Research Cen­ter."

Community Colleges and Trade Schools Marketing to Minorities

Con­sumers con­cerned about their abil­i­ty to find good-paying jobs are turn­ing to edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions to sharp­en their skills and improve their attrac­tive­ness to employ­ers. Dur­ing the reces­sion start year of 2008, col­leges, uni­ver­si­ties and trade school saw a 6% increase in fresh­men enroll­ment. An enroll­ment jump dur­ing a reces­sion­ary peri­od is not new, but what has changed this time around is the demo­graph­ic com­po­si­tion of the fresh­men class­es.