American Sociological Association

The Elusiveness of Inclusion in Elite Higher Education

Since the late 1980s, lower-income, first-generation college students have been a focal point of scholars of higher education. With three decades of research now accumulated, we have good insight into the experiences and outcomes of students who, on average, enter college with academic, financial, and social challenges. Whereas the earliest contributions generated quantitative insights into the factors that put these students at risk for attrition, more recent work has become more diverse, using both qualitative and quantitative methods, shedding light not just on this group’s academic outcomes but on their experiences in college...

Authors

Jenny Stuber

Volume

49

Issue

1

Starting Page

10

Ending Page

14