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How Universities Are Adapting to the New Student

New Face College
Suzanne Pekow
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  The 21st Century college student is likely to be older than traditional students.  She's more likely to be female, working and Hispanic or African-American. She's more likely to be a mom. She's less likely to attend college full time or finish in four years. This American RadioWorks documentary explores how universities are adapting to their new students. We visit Amherst College, a leader among elite schools in recruiting and serving non-traditional students. We see how the University of Texas-El Paso, where most undergraduates are Hispanic and low-income, is becoming a top-tier research university. And we travel to a tiny college on an Indian reservation in eastern Washington that is trying to bring liberal arts to migrant farm workers.

Listen Monday night at 8 p.m. for American RadioWorks:  The New Face of College.


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