How Well Does Your Public University Treat Black Students? New Effort Assigns Grades, State by State
Andy Tsubasa Field, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Black public-university students in two states with the highest percentage of African-American residents are among the most disadvantaged nationwide, according to a new report that grades both public universities and states on how well they attract and graduate black students.
The study, from the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center, offers several recommendations to achieve equity for black undergraduates, Among them: more investments by state legislators and public postsecondary system executives into programs that specifically prepare black students for college admission and success.