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'Education deserts' are a 'staggering' problem, and for-profit colleges are taking advantage

Frustrated College studentIn the U.S., 38% of the population lives in highly concentrated zip codes, where they have access to very few or no higher education institutions, according to Beamer and her co-author Marshall Steinbaum, who is also an assistant professor of economics at the University of Utah. If a student from these areas wanted to attend a college or university, their commute would be at least 45 minutes.

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Last Updated: 2/28/20