Research shows that when high-achieving, lower-income students attend institutions with higher graduation rates, they they are more likely to graduate, according to UD.
UD's announcement comes just days after a
Dayton Daily News investigation
found that the socioeconomic diversity of the school's student body is lower than any other area university.
UD students’ families have a median income of $149,600, the highest of any Dayton-area university, according to data from the Equality of Opportunity Project’s study on social mobility.
Of area schools, UD also has the lowest share of its student body receiving federal need-based aid, though officials say that number is expected to increase significantly this year.