Moving Upward and Onward: Income Mobility at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Aims to examine the income mobility experienced by students who recently attended HBCUs and PWIs and to examine the variation across HBCUs, including on such measures as mobility to the top income quintile and any upward mobility. The research compares intergenerational income mobility at HBCUs to the mobility rates at PWIs within the same set of commuting zones. Doing so allows the researchers to compare and contrast student outcomes at the localized institutional level, and to draw plausible generalizations about the tradeoffs students face when deciding which local institution to attend.

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Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions

American Institutes for Research

U.S. Department of Education

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