Colleges and communities across the nation are grappling with pandemic-related declines in Latinx student enrollment, hoping to minimize long-term effects on the Latinx community, the higher education sector, and the nation’s economic outlook.
As more colleges and universities become Hispanic-Serving Institutions, they face increased competition for a limited pot of federal dollars—and greater scrutiny of their commitment to supporting Latinx students.
The number of federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions has grown 94 percent in the last decade, reinforcing HSIs’ central role in helping Latinx communities rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
Pointing to this year’s enrollment and financial aid numbers, higher education experts are cautioning that the pandemic could reverse hard-won gains in Latinx students’ representation on college campuses.
Early fall enrollment numbers show the pandemic’s disproportionate toll on low-income families and communities of color, sparking concern about the long-term implications for access and equity in higher education.
A new analysis from Excelencia in Education shows that Latinx degree completion has increased in the last decade but emphasizes that there is still a significant gap in educational attainment between Latinx adults and their white peers.
The University of California system is preparing to welcome its most diverse class in history, with Chicanx/Latinx students for the first time making up the largest ethnic group of admitted students.
As much as 60 to 70 percent of the growth in earnings gaps since the 1980s can be traced back to disparities in college access and degree completion, according to a new book from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
A new study finds that states that banned affirmative action have seen a long-term decline in the share of Black, Latinx, and Native American students at their public universities.