CPA Admissions Admits More Students Than They Did in 2020, But With a Lot More Issues
More than three-quarters of college students admitted to the U.S. in 2020 had some type of financial need, up from 65% in 2020.
The number of students admitted who had financial need was more than twice the number of admitted students who had no financial need.
In 2020, 3.5% of the U,S.
population had no need for financial aid, according to the Office for Civil Rights.
That number was up from 1.8% in 2021.
The financial need among students in 2020 was the highest among age groups.
About half of students in their 20s, and about a third of students age 20 to 24, had financial needs.
Those percentages rose slightly in the 30-44 age group, from 2.4% in 2019 to 2.6%.
Students who received financial aid and those with a disability were more likely to have financial need than those who did not.
More than half of those with financial need had been admitted to college in the past year, compared with 48% of those without financial need in the same period.
Among the college students with no financial needs, just under half were admitted to a major.
Of those, about a quarter received financial help and about one-third received some type or other financial aid.
The Office for Women’s Policy and Programs, which has been helping to guide the transition from Title IX to Title IV in the federal civil rights law, is tracking the financial needs of students who received aid and who are currently enrolled in college.