2019 Historical Trend Report
Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States
As more students continue to enroll in college and earn degrees, inequalities in U.S. higher education opportunity are increasing, according to the Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States — 2019 Historical Trend Report. Growing stratification by family income in whether and where students go to college, and if they will graduate, sorts students in ways that profoundly affect their ability to develop their talents and earn a living wage in a global economy. These series track college entrance and completion by family income, socioeconomic status, and race/ethnicity. The 2018 to 2020 Indicator reports also include data on state variation in related statistics. The Indicators Reports present data as far back as comparable data warrant, often beginning with 1970. Methodological appendices provide additional relevant notes, tables, and figures.
ABOUT THE REPORT
The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education of the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the University of Pennsylvania Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (PennAHEAD) announce the release of Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States: 2019 Historical Trend Report.
The purposes of this equity indicators project are to:
- Report the status of higher education equity in the United States and identify changes over time in measures of equity
- Identify policies and practices that promote and hinder progress
- Illustrate the need for increased support of policies, programs, and practices that improve overall attainment in higher education and create greater equity in higher education opportunities and outcomes.
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