"Looking at children born in the early 1960s, the researchers found that only 5 percent of children from families in the lowest-income quartile completed college, while 36 percent of those from families in the highest-income quartile did.
"For children born around 1980,
the college completion rate among low-income students rose to 9 percent,
but among high- income students it jumped to more than half (54
percent). In other words, over two decades, the college income gap
widened to 45 percentage points from 31 percentage points." [Read more]