Economic Diversity in the News

June 14, 2006

"Working Class Students Feel the Pinch" in the Chronicle of Higher Education on June 9. This article is about how the financial aid formula can work against working-class students who work hard to pay for school.


Some campuses release additional economic diversity data

June 1, 2006

Another source of useful data on college students' family income is the CIRP Freshman Survey, developed by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA. Each year, colleges across the country administer the CIRP survey to their incoming freshmen, asking them about a range of topics, including family income. HERI compiles the responses into a national report. Each participating...


New Basic Carnegie Classifications

June 1, 2006

The new Carnegie Classification system of higher education institutions is now in use on economicdiversity.org. The new classifications were released in February 2006, and increased the total number of classifications from 18 to 33. Thirteen of these additions are for Associate's colleges. One addition was made to the Research category, one addition was made to the Master's category,...