Are College Degrees Inherited? asks Ronald Brownstein in National Journal. No, not really. But the children of college graduates are much more likely to enroll in college and earn a degree compared to children from “no-degree” families. Only 23 percent of “no-degree” students went on to complete a college degree.
Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality shows “Midwestern University” co-eds partying a lot and studying a little. Affluent students can choose an easy major, party hearty and use family connections to get a job. Working-class women — often poorly prepared and poorly advised — end up in debt and without a useful degree.