Rags to Rags and Riches to Riches (Infographic)

Updated: May 14, 2011

From the classic Ivy League education, a non-brick and mortar online school, or progressive learning options such as the Khan Academy, higher education in America is admired around the globe for its innovation and quality of education. To this end, the ability to attain an elite education is misbelieved to be a meritocracy, purely rewarding those who excel. Unfortunately, as this graphic explains, there is more than meets the eye when looking past admissions criteria. Here's a look at the raw numbers at how the privileged versus non-privileged compare.

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