Event: Spotlight Sociology: Who Benefits Most From College? The Answer May Surprise You
Who Benefits Most From College?
The Answer May Surprise You
Jennie E. Brand
Professor, UCLA Department of Sociology
in conversation with
Vice Provost, Enrollment Management, UCLA
Darnell M. Hunt
Professor and Chair, UCLA Department of Sociology
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Reception to follow
California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
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.