The study looked at a broad range of arts activities from music, theater or visual arts classes to out-of-school arts programs. It found that low-income students with high participation in the arts were 15 percent more likely to enroll in a selective four-year college than those with little arts engagement. The same students also had the highest rates of aspiring to a professional career.

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