Event: VIDEO: Spotlight Sociology: Who Benefits Most From College? The Answer May Surprise You

Date & Time

March 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

Contact Information



California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)

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Who Benefits Most From College?
The Answer May Surprise You

presented by

Jennie E. Brand
Professor, UCLA Department of Sociology

in conversation with

Youlonda Copeland-Morgan
Vice Provost, Enrollment Management, UCLA

moderated by
Darnell M. Hunt
Professor and Chair, UCLA Department of Sociology

Thursday, March 9, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Reception to follow

California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
UCLA Campus

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Self-pay parking available for $12 in Structure 9
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About the presentation: A college education yields far-reaching benefits. Yet despite these recognized returns, and various efforts to increase access to higher education, debates persist regarding whether too many people are going to college. In this lecture, Professor Jennie Brand questions the basis for limits to educational expansion which rest, often implicitly, on the notion that those disadvantaged students unlikely to attend college benefit the least from college. She also describes how the benefits of college extend far beyond economic rewards, to health, family formation, and civic and political participation.