Report: UC System Most Economically Diverse Among Nation's Top Schools

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The University of California is an "upward-mobility machine." That's according to the New York Times, which last week issued its 2015 College Access Index ranking the economic diversity of the nation's most selective colleges. UC campuses took six of the seven top spots, based on the cost of attendance and the number of students enrolled who receive federal Pell grants. We speak with New York Times editor David Leonhardt about what UC has done to earn its rankings, what other schools might learn and about the role of education in helping people climb the economic ladder.


David Leonhardt, editor of "The Upshot" for the New York Times