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History of Higher Education

A guide to support the EDHE 5300 Course

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Amy Dye-Reeves
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Equity, Access, and Diversity in Higher Education


The issues of equity and access go deep into higher education.  It has been found
that over time, the equality in the admissions race is very strongly tilted in favor of
students from higher socioeconomic backgrounds.  Also alarming is that 
students of color, LGBTQ+ students, and lower socioeconomic statuses are 
increasingly falling behind in their expectations and aspirations for college admissions.


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Equity, Access, and Diversity in Higher Education Resources


Sample Lists of Journal Articles: Please schedule a consultation or send an email with any supplementary questions!

Alon, S. (2009). The evolution of class inequality in higher education: Competition, exclusion, and adaptation. American Sociological Review74(5), 731–755. 


Bastedo, M. N., & Jaquette, O. (2011). Running in place: Low-income students and the dynamics of higher education stratification. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis33(3), 318–339.


Callender, C., & Dougherty, K. J. (2018). Student choice in higher education—Reducing or reproducing social inequalities? Social Sciences (2076-0760)7(10), 189.


Dalton, J. C., & Crosby, P. C. (2015). Widening income inequalities: Higher education’s role in serving low-income students. Journal of College and Character16(1), 1–8.


Naylor, L. A., Wyatt-Nichol, H., & Brown, S. (2015). Inequality: Underrepresentation of African American males in U.S. higher education. Journal of Public Affairs Education21(4), 523–538.