Percentages of Pell Recipients Stay Steady at Wealthy Colleges

March 21, 2011

Large public universities had the greatest shares of Pell Grant recipients among the 50 wealthiest institutions in 2008-9. From 2004 to 2008, the percentage of Pell Grant recipients did not change significantly at most of the wealthy colleges. Most of those with gains enrolled only small numbers of Pell Grant recipients.

Sources: National Association of College and University Business Officers, U.S. Department of Education, Chronicle reporting