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Report: Millions Live in Higher Education “Deserts”



by Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

Despite the indelible image of some fresh-faced 18-year-old heading out of state for college, the truth is nearly 40 percent of students attend a school less than 50 miles from home. For students who work full time or have children — a growing segment of the college population — proximity to a physical campus or at least high-speed Internet access can be critical to pursuing higher education.

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