Report: Minority students face big equity gap at public colleges

November 14, 2018


Other studies have reported similar results. The Hechinger Report earlier this year found more than one-third of states had at least a 10-percentage-point gap between the share of black public high school graduates in the Spring of 2015 and those in the freshman class of their flagship universities in the fall of that year. Eight states had a 20-point gap and at the University of Mississippi, it was 40 points. Three had a 31-point gap: the University of South Carolina, the University of Georgia and Louisiana State University.

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