Hope and Worry, By the Numbers
Ruth Hammond, The Chronicle of Higher Education
One of the central questions explored in the 2018 issue of the Almanac of Higher Education is whether colleges have made significant progress on diversity in the past several years. The answer is mixed.
In general, colleges are getting closer to having a majority of minorities. Another reason for encouragement in the higher-education sector is that the number of men, long underrepresented among college students, grew from 2010 to 2016 by more than 12,000. At the same time, significant disparities exist for women when it comes to bearing the financial burden of going to college.