The 2010 Pierre Bourdieu Book Award awaits Bowen, Chingos, and McPherson across the finish line

Another PUP book is receiving an honor from the American Sociological Association this year – Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America’s Public Universities is the winner of the 2010 Pierre Bourdieu Book Award!

Penned by William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos, and Michaels S. McPherson, Crossing the Finish Line is a groundbreaking book that gives us detailed insight into the crisis of college completion at America’s public universities, examining factors such as dropout rates and their relationships to various demographic groups.  According to the ASA, it is the best book in the Sociology of Education published in 2008 or 2009.

Crossing the Finish Line has also received an Honorable Mention for the 2009 PROSE Award for Excellence – Education.

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