Hoxby on expanding opportunities for low-income students

Monday, August 19, 2013
Walkway heading towards the School of Education and Hoover senior fellow and mem
Walkway heading towards the School of Education and Hoover senior fellow and mem

Caroline Hoxby, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, has dedicated years of research to finding out why low-income students aren’t applying to colleges that are their academic match. A recent study shows that awareness is the key. Students who received materials from Hoxby’s Expanding College Opportunities Project informing them about the available financial support and the likelihood of attaining a higher-paying job if they attended a selective college were 46 percent more likely to go to a top school than equally strong students who did not receive one. This year the College Board will send packages to as many as twenty thousand low-income high school seniors who scored above the ninetieth percentile on the SAT.

See article in the Mercury News for further information.