Watson Institute at Brown University
Public Policy

College System Pushes Many Graduates Into Middle Class

February 5, 2018 U.S. News & World Report

Research by economist John Friedman looks at 10,000 students who had been admitted to a CUNY program called SEEK that helps academically borderline, low-income students complete a four-year degree. The researchers found that SEEK students earned more money as adults in their late 20s and early 30s than academically similar students from higher-income families. "What works for a poor student in Rio Grande Valley in Texas might not be what works for poor students in CUNY in New York or rural students at Iowa State."

College System Pushes Many Graduates Into Middle Class (research by John Friedman cited) – U.S. News & World Report