Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States: 2016 Historical Trend Report

The Pell Institute and PennAHEAD / January 2016

Indicators Of Higher Education

Whether we believe that higher education is a civil right, an essential element of a full democratic society, or a fundamental requirement to enabling all to achieve the American dream, the 2016 Indicators Report shows that higher education opportunity and outcomes are highly inequitable across family income groups. Moreover, on many indicators, gaps are larger now than in the past.