As college tuition continues to rise at a staggering rate, people tend to worry about how much harder it becomes for students and families to pay for college.
In an article in The Conversation online, researchers who focus on higher education said they found a different reason to worry.
“We examined tuition hikes at public four-year colleges and universities over a 14-year period. We wanted to see if tuition increases at public colleges and universities changed the racial and ethnic makeup of students on campus,” according to their study report. “What we found is that for every $1,000 increase in tuition at four-year non-selective public universities, diversity among full-time students decreased by 4.5 percent.”
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