In an opinion piece, one high school senior describes the tension experienced by students of color when they feel obligated to “sell [their] pain” during the college admissions process.
The share of Black students in the freshman class at 15 state flagships in fall 2019 was at least 10 percentage points lower than Black students’ representation among the state’s high school graduates, according to a new analysis.
Black students have long been underrepresented among science, technology, engineering, and math graduates, and experts say the disparity could soon worsen.
Prioritizing flexibility and affordability, a new online undergraduate program from Morehouse College seeks to broaden higher education access for the millions of Black men who have some college credit but no degree.
The nation’s medical schools not only have received a record number of applications this year but also have seen an increase in candidates from groups typically underrepresented in medicine.
A new analysis shows that students in majority-Black and Latinx neighborhoods are asked to verify the accuracy of information submitted in their Free Application for Federal Student Aid far more often than students in majority-white communities.
While higher education stakeholders in every corner of the nation condemned the riots, the violence, racism, and security lapses on display struck an especially deep nerve at Washington, D.C.-based universities and those that serve many students of color.
Of the 131 U.S. institutions classified as top research universities, none are historically Black schools. The COVID-19 pandemic is showing us why that needs to change, writes Morgan State University President David Wilson.
Amid racial unrest and a global health pandemic, higher education leaders are highlighting opportunities to undo structural racism in academia and increase support for Black students.
The Common Application is removing a question about applicants’ high school disciplinary history, saying it is “inconsistent and inequitable and disproportionately impacting low-income and students of color.”
Layering college on top of family responsibilities, virtual learning, and the stress of a pandemic, student parents are struggling to stay afloat as they care for themselves and those at home.
Historically Black colleges and universities are used to making the most of limited resources—a mindset that is helping the institutions support students during challenging times.