College has long been seen to be the great equalizer. Yet certain populations face unique challenges accessing higher ed, particularly incarcerated and rural students.With enrollment predicted to decrease by more than 15% over the next five years, reaching these often overlooked students is of great importance for many institutions.
The Chronicle's latest Article Collection, A College Lifeline, looks at the ways higher ed is serving rural and incarcerated students along with the unique benefits and challenges both educators and students face. Download the latest collection to read a series of articles exploring these issues including:
- How Pell Grants for prisoners are bringing hope for broader change through education
- Unique concerns rural students have upon entering colleges
- Why rural-serving institutions must be included in the national drive toward greater academic success