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Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States

The Pell Institute & PennAHEAD / May 2020


This 2020 Indicators Report and the earlier reports compile historical statistical data from the nationally representative government statistics including the Census Bureau household studies and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)-sponsored high school and college longitudinal studies. 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.

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