Middle Class Disappearing In Top Schools

, Malcolm A. Kline, 1 Comment

Not only is the middle of the road indistinguishable in American universities but at the top schools, the middle class is becoming invisible. “Middle-income student enrollment rates are falling at top colleges, while low-income student enrollment rates have increased.” Zachary Schmidt reports in The Daily Caller. “A study released last week by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) found that middle-income student enrollment at America’s top 200 colleges fell between 2000 and 2016.”

The study defined middle class as “an income between $26,039 and $99,156 in 2014,” according to Schmidt. “Students whose family’s income fell between $53,788 and $99,156 saw the biggest enrollment drop in America’s top schools,” he writes. “These enrolled students represented 23.7 percent of students in 1999-2000.”

“However, the student’s enrollment rate declined to 16.1 percent in 2015-2016.”