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Share of entering classes at top universities and community colleges coming from families in various socioeconomic fourths

Note: Socioeconomic status is measured by a composite score that includes family income, parental education, and parental occupation.

Source: Authors' analysis of Carnevale and Rose (2003, Table 1.1)

Updated May 16, 2012

Documentation and methodology

Data are from Carnevale and Rose (2003), Table 1.1, “Socioeconomic Status of Entering Classes.” Socioeconomic status is measured by a composite score that includes family income, parental education, and parental occupation.

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