Aidan Conroy, Robi Roberts
Faculty Sponsor: Chris Marsicano
There are factors that might negatively affect the graduation rates of students of low socioeconomic class within higher education. These factors come from difficult financial and cultural backgrounds, current financial ability, and college experience. While higher education is moving toward a more accessible environment for low-income individuals, the problem is far from resolved, meanwhile tuition prices continues to rise. This paper will assess a low-income student’s access to success by examining the disadvantages that they might face within higher education that might affect graduation rate, and through understanding how higher education accounts for these disadvantages, so that we might build map of theoretical framework for future analysis.