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Study: Community College Students Less Likely To Be Accepted To Selective Universities

Numbers indicate that it is more difficult for community college students to be admitted into so-called “highly competitive” four-year universities than it is for high school graduates.

A new study suggests that, by traditional measures of success, the universities should change that practice.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation said transfer students from community colleges are actually the most likely to graduate, but the 100 most selective colleges in the U.S. only count about 5 percent of their enrollees as former junior college students.

To talk about the numbers and what could or should change, Nancy Lee Sanchez, executive director of the Kaplan Educational Foundation, joined The Show.

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