Social Class Influences Where Even Valedictorians Go to College, Research Finds

From Inside Higher Ed:

Poverty influences where even valedictorians go to college, new research has found.

High schools generally fail to provide adequate college admissions guidance to top students, according to research by Alexandria Walton Radford, who directs studies on students’ transition to college for RTI International, a nonprofit research group. And lower-income valedictorians are more likely than their wealthier peers to be “undermatched” in less selective colleges.

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