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Only 13% of students from Houston's low-income communities earn a post-secondary degree (two or four-year) within ten years of graduating from high school.
- THECB TEA FY 2008 8th Grade Cohort
In the United States, only 25% of high-achieving students from low-income communities apply to the nation's most selective colleges and universities.
- True Merit, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Browse articles and commentary on undermatching from around the country:
"'The Years That Matter Most': Paul Tough's Remarkable Book on the Inequities in Higher Education"
September 16, 2019
"Finishing What My Parents Started: College Aspirations among EMERGE Students"
Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research
"When Disadvantaged Students Overlook Elite Colleges"
April 18, 2018
"True Merit: Ensuring Our Brightest Students Have Access to Our Best Colleges and Universities"
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
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