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New Study Shows That Students Who Used Privately-Funded Scholarships Were More Likely to Attend College

Aug 27, 2012

The Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings recently released study conducted by Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance shows students who used privately-funded scholarships in New York City to obtain a K-12 education were more likely to attend college than a control group of their peers. In particular, the study finds a large, statistically significant and positive impact on the rate of African American students, who received K-12 scholarships, going to college. Most impressively, the study’s estimates indicate that using a voucher to attend private school increased the overall college enrollment rate among African Americans by 24 percent. To access this study, THE EFFECTS OF SCHOOL VOUCHERS ON COLLEGE ENROLLMENT: Experimental Evidence from New York City, please click here.