The Education Trust’s new report, entitled Segregation Forever? includes findings that run contrary to the belief that America’s top-end public universities are fully accessible. Here’s a summary prepared by Andrew Howard Nichols. For the 101 most selective public colleges and universities in the U.S.:
- Since 2000, the percentage of Black students has decreased at 6 out of 10 of these colleges.
- Only 9% of these colleges enroll representative numbers of Black students; just 14% of them enroll representative numbers of Latino students.
- The colleges in the states with the largest Black populations are the least accessible institutions for Black students.
- In the nine states where 75% of the nation’s Latinos live, 3 out of 4 of these colleges received a D or F grade for enrolling Latino students as compared to the state population.
Read Nichols’ complete article here.