Are Rural Students the Next Priority for Colleges?
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Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education
From lack of internet service to college preparation, students who live in rural areas of the country often face a number of barriers getting to and through post-high school training and education.
But the rural-student issue is gaining momentum. More colleges are beginning to consider their rural students as a separate demographic group—and consciously devising services such as internships, "small-town" student orientations, special tutoring, and other support efforts for those whose high schools lacked some key academic resources.