The Importance Of Socioeconomic Status In College Education

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Applying to college was a compelling and demanding time for me throughout my senior year of High School. However, there was an additional amount of stress I experienced due to the limitations brought on to me from my family’s financial struggles. Throughout the college enrollment process, I was disheartened to know that I was incapable of attending certain colleges I preferred due to my lower socioeconomic background. My personal experiences with paying the expensive college tuition cost have impelled me to explore in depth the impact that a college student’s socioeconomic status may have on their college enrollment and degree attainment in the United States of America.
Throughout this essay, I would like to gain insight into why certain socioeconomic backgrounds/statuses in the United States of America have higher rates of college enrollment and degree attainment than others. Specifically, certain races associated with a socioeconomic status. In addition, I will seek attainable solutions for these college students from lower socioeconomic statuses who are struggling with attaining academic success.
Before exploring the influence of a college student’s parental socioeconomic status on their education, let's first determine the composition of a socioeconomic status and the races associated with a given socioeconomic status. Socioeconomic status is determined by an individual’s employment occupation, income, and level of education (Malone).
Let’s look at various data

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