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Jon Marcus, a higher-education editor at The Hechinger Report , discusses his recent piece, “More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit.” In recent years, the number of high school graduates applying and being accepted to four-year universities has continued to increase, from 63% in 2000 to 70% in 2017. However, 1 in 5 students will not register for a second year, which highlights the disparity in university infrastructure that exists between admitting and retaining students. The majority of students who don’t return for a second year come from low-income backgrounds ...

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