American Talent Initiative publishes research on increasing access, affordability for talented low-income students

The first white paper of the new American Talent Initiative (ATI), released Wednesday, Feb. 15, outlines concrete examples of how five ATI member colleges have expanded opportunity for low-and moderate-income students (or “lower-income”) despite significant financial constraints.


The first in a series of publications that highlight practices employed to expand opportunity, Funding Socioeconomic Diversity at High-Performing Colleges and Universities examines the financial strategies chosen by five top-performing colleges and universities with very different sizes, challenges and geographic locations—Franklin & Marshall College; University of California, Berkeley; University of Richmond; University of Texas at Austin; and Vassar College.

The Ohio State University is a founding member of a national initiative to increase the number of talented low- and moderate-income students on college campuses.

The American Talent Initiative, a growing collaborative of more than 50 colleges and universities, seeks to increase the number of low-income students at up to 270 of America’s top-performing institutions by 50,000 by 2025.