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Private Colleges Play a Key Role in Diversifying America's Workforce - Opinion

July 24, 2017

Norean Sharpe, dean of the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University, writes: What may be surprising is that private colleges serve a higher proportion of first-generation and low-income students than public and private doctoral universities. At private nonprofit colleges 17 percent are first generation, and at private doctoral-granting universities, 11 percent are first generation.

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