Espenshade and Radford on How Race and Class Affect College Admissions

PAA member Thomas J. Espenshade & Alexandria Walton Radford have recently published their book entitled No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal: Race and Class in Elite College Admission and Campus Life. This book “takes a rigorous and comprehensive look at how race and social class impact each stage — from application and admission, to enrollment and student life on campus. Arguing that elite higher education contributes to both social mobility and inequality, the authors investigate such areas as admission advantages for minorities, academic achievement gaps tied to race and class, unequal burdens in paying for tuition, and satisfaction with college experiences.”

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