Class Sizes During Early Childhood Affect College Outcomes, Study Finds

Students enrolled in smaller classes during early childhood have an increased probability of attending college, earning a college degree, and entering high-earning fields, according to a study published on Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The likelihood of students’ attending college increased by 2.7 percentage points, and the effect was more than twice as large among black students. The odds of earning a degree increased by 1.6 percentage points over all.

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