Are the nation’s wealthiest colleges also the stingiest?
It’s easy to make that conclusion when you look at an analysis released today by The Chronicle of Higher Education that examined the number of poor students that the nation’s 50 wealthiest colleges are educating.
Less than 15 percent of students attending the 50 richest colleges in the 2008-2009 school year were considered poor. In contrast, 26 percent of students who attend other four-year colleges — state and non-profit private institutions - are considered low income.
Among the 50 schools with the largest endowments, here are the 15 universities and colleges with the smallest percentage of students receiving Pell Grants, which is typically given to families earning less than $40,000 a year.
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