Michelmore paper on targeting low-income students for college released
"Closing the Gap: The Effect of a Targeted, Tuition-Free Promise on College Choices of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students," co-authored by Katherine Michelmore, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, was issued by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The paper was cited by the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, New York Magazine, and others.
New York Times: "A College Experiment That Really Worked"
Chronicle of Higher Education: "How U. of Michigan Appealed to Low-Income Students With a Colorful Invitation — and a Promise of Aid"
New York Magazine: "A New Study Illustrates One Easy Way to Increase Diversity on College Campuses"
MLive: "UM’s free tuition approach to recruiting low-income students works, study finds"
Mother Jones: "Researchers Found a Cheap, Surprisingly Effective Way to Get More Low-Income Students Into College"