Only the wealthy get to go to college
Title: As Wealthy Fill Top Colleges, New Efforts to Level the Field
Source: NY Times
Date: April 22, 2004
From the article:
- At prestigious universities around the country, from flagship state colleges to the Ivy League, more and more students from upper-income families are edging out those from the middle class, according to university data... More members of this year's freshman class at the University of Michigan have parents making at least $200,000 a year than have parents making less than the national median of about $53,000, according to a survey of Michigan students. At the most selective private universities across the country, more fathers of freshmen are doctors than are hourly workers, teachers, clergy members, farmers or members of the military — combined.
It is not just "the poor" who are being denied access to college. Now it is "everyone who is not rich." The article points out: "more and more students from upper-income families are edging out those from the middle class" and "[the number of students] from the middle 50 percent fell sharply."
The article is full of statistics that are all saying the same thing: we are rapidly becoming a nation where only the rich get to go to college. Those concentrating wealth have won.