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Access to Post‐secondary Education in the United States: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives

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This chapter discusses the past, present and future of enrolments in US postsecondary education by examining the institutional, economic, and public policy factors over the last 25 years that had a major impact on college enrolment in the United States. It uses the state of US higher education today and the current economic and political environment as the starting point for understanding the challenges and opportunities facing the future growth of higher education, especially among minorities and people from low income background.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: November 1, 2008

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