Leading Universities in Britain Are Also Failing to Admit Low-Income Students

Each year JBHE reports on the percentage of low-income students at our nation’s leading colleges and universities. With few exceptions, these educational institutions have very small percentages of low-income students. Furthermore, JBHE research shows that at almost all these colleges and universities, the percentage of low-income students has declined in recent years.

In Britain, too, the leading universities show declining percentages of low-income students. A report from the United Kingdom’s Higher Education Statistics Agency shows that the percentage of low-income students decreased this year at Cambridge, Bristol, and Durham universities. At Oxford, there was a slight increase in the percentage of low-income students.