Althgough its premise makes me cast a skeptical, there is a new website called economicdiversity.org which contains financial aid and income data of students:
Higher education in America has become increasingly stratified, with some institutions enrolling large numbers of students from low-income families, while others primarily serve students from more (
hardworking parents)privileged backgrounds. Because education is so central to upward mobility, it is important for researchers, policy makers, and the public to keep a close eye on this trend.
The data on this website show the extent to which public and private colleges and universities enroll undergraduates from various economic, ethnic and racial backgrounds. While racial and ethnic diversity data have long been available, colleges are not required to systematically collect information on students’ income levels. To help fill this gap, we have used federal financial aid information as a proxy. We hope that in the future more detailed campus-level data about economic diversity will be available to the public.
Economicdiversity.org is a project of The Institute for College Access and Success, Inc. (TICAS), which is fully responsible for its content.