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Black and Latino Students Are Excluded from Top Public Universities

Posted: October 7, 2016
Authors: Elizabeth Baylor
Organizations: Center for American Progress

Black and Latino students are underrepresented in the country’s most selective public research universities, according to a report from the Center for American Progress. As many as 193,000 Black and Latino students would have enrolled in these institutions in 2014 had student representation been proportional, the report states. As a result, the report says minority students in nearly every state are significantly overrepresented at less-selective public four-year colleges, as well as at community colleges, compared with their White and Asian peers.

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