January 13, 2010 | 4:27 pm . / Los Angeles Times
UC Berkeley ranked relatively high in a new national survey about theenrollment of low-income and minority college students and financial aid for them.
The report, released today by the nonprofit Education Trust organization, criticized many top public universitiesfor not attracting and supporting enough such students. Too many flagship state universities are spending scholarship money on high-income students to try to boost their academic rankings and attracthigh-tuition enrollment from other states, said the study, titled, "Opportunity Adrift: Our Flagship Universities Are Straying From Their Public Mission."
UC Berkeley, the only Californiauniversity included, ranked in the top fourth of the 50 schools surveyed. For example, 33% of UC Berkeley students were poor enough to receive federal Pell grants in 2007, the report said, compared with a 20%average for all the campuses surveyed. Similarly, about 17% of UC Berkeley freshmen that year were black, Latino or Native American, compared with the 13% average for all schools in the report.State universities in Florida, Maine, Utah and West Virginia were ranked highest in the report, while those in Georgia and Mississippi were among the lowest.
-- Larry Gordon
UC Berkeley ocupa unlugar destacado en la encuesta sobre la matriculación de los pobres y las minorías
13 de enero 2010 | 16:27. / Los Angeles Times
UC Berkeley relativamente elevado en una nueva encuesta nacionalsobre la inscripción de bajos ingresos y estudiantes universitarios minoritarios y la ayuda financiera para ellos.
El informe, publicado hoy por la organización sin fines de lucro Education Trust,criticaba muchas de las universidades públicas más importantes para no atraer suficiente y el apoyo a estos estudiantes. Demasiado muchas universidades estatales insignia están gastando dinero de la...