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Majority of Freshmen at Public, Four-Year Institutions Live Within 50 Miles of Home

“Education Deserts: The Continued Significance of ‘Place’ in the Twenty-First Century,” an ACE-commissioned paper released this week, explores how where students live affects their options for attending college. Place still matters, say authors Nicholas Hillman and Taylor Weichman of the University of Wisconsin–Madison—in fact, 57.4 percent of incoming freshmen attending public four-year colleges enroll within 50 … Continue reading