A research project investigating financial, workforce, and geospatial behavior of young adults with student debt

Unequal and Uneven: The Geography of Higher Education Access


In much of the existing higher education literature, “college access” is understood in terms of pre-college educational attainment, social and informational networks, and financial capacity, both for tuition and living expenses. The US ranks highly on initial college access by comparison with other countries, but this access—along with all major metrics of college success, including completion rates, default rates, and debt-to-income ratios—exhibits drastic inequality along familiar lines of race, gender, class, and geography.

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View the interactive map here.

View the press release here.

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