The rich get richer — and more educated:  77 percent of people raised in high-income families — but only 9 percent from low-income families — earned a bachelor’s degree by age 24 in 2013,  according to a new report from the Pell Institute and the University of Pennsylvania.

The graduation gap has grown since 1970, and so has the “divide between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots,'” the report said.

Sixty-two percent of high school graduates from low-income families enroll in college. That’s up sharply from 1970. But only 21 percent of bottom-quartile students complete a bachelor’s degree by age 24. Ninety-nine percent of top-quartile students earn a degree.

Lower-income students often enroll in community colleges, which get less per-student funding than state universities, offer fewer support services and have much lower graduation rates. In California, most Latinos start — and finish — higher education at community colleges.

Workers with “some college” but no credential earn no more than high school graduates who never enrolled, concludes another just-released study, The New Forgotten Half.

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