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Undocumented Students in Higher Education

How Many Students Are in U.S. Colleges and Universities, and Who Are They?

April 15, 2020
Undocumented immigrant students make up about 2 percent of all students enrolled in U.S. higher education, according to a report from the New American Economy and the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. The report estimates some 454,000 undocumented immigrant students are enrolled in higher education today, working to obtain degrees and going on…
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New York’s Free Tuition Program Falling Short

Excelsior Scholarship is serving very few CUNY students and few community college students statewide

March 24, 2020
Faced with major economic disruption, New Yorkers are likely to turn to higher education. But while the Excelsior Scholarship program is growing, CUNY students and community college students statewide continue to be underserved.
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Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): 2018-19

In 2018-19, 539 institutions met the enrollment definition of HSIs.

March 23, 2020
The number of Hispanic-serving institutions has increased by 93 percent over the past decade, but the majority of Latino enrollment is concentrated in less than 20 percent of colleges and universities, according to this report from Excelencia in Education.
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The State of the Diploma

Learning from New York’s 2018-19 high school graduation rate data

Feb. 27, 2020
Underserved students who are low income, Black or Latino in the state of New York are too often being funneled into pathways that are least aligned with attending college, states this report from the New York Equity Coalition.
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Follow the Money

Recruiting and the Enrollment Priorities of Public Research Universities

Feb. 12, 2020
This report from Third Way suggests that the “Varsity Blues” admissions scandal only scratches the surface of recruitment practices concerning college admissions. The report, which examines the recruiting behavior of public research universities, assesses the extent to which university enrollment priorities contribute to access inequality.
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Go Figure

Exploring Equity in Students’ Postsecondary Math Pathway Choices

Feb. 5, 2020
Colleges and universities around the country have been reforming their mathematics requirements, rejecting the traditional one-size-fits-all mathematics courses in favor of a range of options that align with students’ fields of interest. This report from Just Equations, a project aiming to improving math policies, looks at whether implementing new math pathways strategies can improve math…
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Educational Relining

Student Borrower Protection Center

Feb. 4, 2020
Graduates of historically Black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions may be paying more to borrow and refinance their education loans, states this report from the Student Borrower Protection Center.
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Reducing Racial Disparities in College Completion

The Case for an Equitable Higher Education Financial Aid System in Minnesota

Jan. 17, 2020
Minnesota, like many states, needs more highly skilled workers to support a growing economy. At the same time, Minnesota ranks third in the nation for higher education degree attainment, with some of the worst racial disparities in the country. This report from the Minnesota Education Equity Partnership offers insight on reducing racial disparities in college…
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Hard Truths

Why Only Race-Conscious Policies Can Fix Racism in Higher Education

Jan. 15, 2020
Relying on historical analysis and analysis of trends in college opportunity and outcomes for Black students, Hard Truths: Why Only Race-Conscious Policies Can Fix Racism in Higher Education answers a call from education equity advocates for tools to push policymakers to focus explicitly on race in higher education.
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Inequities in Advanced Coursework

What’s Driving Them and What Leaders Can Do

Jan. 8, 2020
Black and Latino students across the country experience inequitable access to advanced coursework opportunities. They are locked out of these opportunities early when they are denied access to gifted and talented programs in elementary school, and later in middle and high school, when they are not enrolled in eighth grade algebra and not given the…
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