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Articles on Social Class and Higher Education


(Alphabetical order)

Aries, E., & Seider, M. (2005). The interactive relationship between class identity and the college experience: The case of lower income students. Qualitative Sociology, 28, 419-443. 

Aries, E., & Seider, M. (2007). The role of social class in the formation of identity: A study of public and elite private college students. Journal of Social Psychology, 147(2), 137-157. 

Bettencourt, G. (2019). (Social) class is in session: Becoming student-ready for the working-class. About Campus, 24(3), 4-11. 

Borrego, S. E. (2008). Class on campus: Breaking the silence surrounding socioeconomics. Diversity & Democracy, 11(3). 

Dickinson, E. R., & Adelson, J. L. (2014). Exploring the limitations of measures of students’ socioeconomic status. Practical Assessment, Research, & Evaluation, 19(1), 1-14. 

Dubeau, M., & Mehta-Neugebauer, R. (2019). Data snapshot: Graduate students, social class, and academia's promise. American Association of University Professors.

Feeney, M., & Heroff, J. (2013). Barriers to need-based financial aid: Predictors of timely FAFSA completion among low-income students. Journal of Student Financial Aid, 43(2), 1-21. 

Ford, K. S., Rosinger, K. O., & Zhu, Q. (2021). Consolidation of class advantages in the wake of the Great Recession: University enrollments, educational opportunity and stratification. Research in Higher Education.

Gibbons, M. M., Rhinehart, A., & Hardin, E. (2019). How first-generation college students adjust to college. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 20(4), 488-510. 

Jaquette, O., Curs, B. R., & Posselt, J. (2016). Tuition rich, mission poor: Nonresident enrollment growth and the socioeconomic and racial composition of public research universities. Journal of Higher Education, 87(5), 635-673.

Jaquette, O., & Salazar, K. (2018). Colleges recruit at richer, whiter high schools. The New York Times.

Locke, L. A., & Trolian, T. L. (2018). Microaggressions and social class identity in higher education and student affairs. New Directions for Student Services, 162, 63-74. 

Martin, G. L. (2015). “Always in my face”: An exploration of social class consciousness, salience, and values. Journal of College Student Development, 56(5), 471-487. 

Nguyen, T-H., & Nguyen, B. M. D. (2018). Is the "first-generation student" term useful for understanding inequality? The role of intersectionality in illuminating the implications of an accepted -- yet unchallenged -- term. Review of Research in Education, 42(1), 146-176.

Olbrecht, A. M., Romano, C., & Teigen, J. (2016). How money helps keep students in college: The relationship between family finances, merit-based aid, and retention in higher education. Journal of Student Financial Aid, 46(1), 2-16. 

Ostrove, J. M., & Long, S. M. (2007). Social class and belonging: Implications for college adjustment. Review of Higher Education, 30(4), 363–389. 

Paulsen, M. B., & St. John, E. P. (2002). Social class and college costs: Examining the financial nexus between college choice and persistence. Journal of Higher Education, 73(2), 189-236. 

Rubin, M., & Wright, C. L. (2017). Time and money explain social class differences in students’ social integration at university. Studies in Higher Education, 42(2), 315-330. 

Terriquez, V., & Gurantz, O. (2014). Financial challenges in emerging adulthood and students' decisions to stop out of college. Emerging Adulthood, 3(3), 204-214.

Toutkoushian, R. K., Stollberg, R. A., & Slaton, K. A. (2018). Talking ‘bout my generation: Defining “first-generation college students” in higher education research. Teachers College Record, 120(4), 1-38. 

Walpole, M. (2003). Socioeconomic status and college: How SES affects college experiences and outcomes. Review of Higher Education, 27(1), 45-73.

Wells, R., Wolniak, G., Engberg, M. E., & Manly, C. A. (2016). Socioeconomic disparities in the use of college admission-enhancing strategies among high school seniors from the 1990s to 2000s. Teachers College Record.

Yee, A. (2016). The unwritten rules of engagement: Social class differences in undergraduates’ academic strategies. Journal of Higher Education, 87(6), 831-858. 

Yeskel, F. (2008). Coming to class: Looking at education through the lens of class. Equity & Excellence, 41(1), 1-11.

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