If the U.S. Supreme Court restricts race-conscious college admissions, selective colleges will find it impossible to create student populations representative of the demographic diversity of graduating high school classes unless they overhaul their admissions practices, says a new report from Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce.
A new book chronicles the policies and persistent underfunding that have shaped the trajectory of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities—and calls on the government to step up support.
Persistent racial disparities in college degree completion pose a significant threat to state attainment goals and local economies, further fueling states’ outreach to underrepresented students.
For new students entering college, finding their way and achieving a sense of belonging can be an arduous process. A new book questions who should shoulder that responsibility.
Simply increasing diversity on campus is not enough to prevent persistent under- or over-representation of racial and ethnic groups in certain majors, according to a new report.
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.
Colleges and universities are reaffirming their commitment to recruit and retain faculty of color during this time of racial justice and reckoning, but many professors and instructors from underrepresented communities remain unconvinced that they’ll see lasting progress and equitable opportunities.
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.”
Recent research has shown that a growing number of students are struggling with mental health problems amid the coronavirus pandemic—and colleges are looking for new ways to support them.
The billionaire’s gift will provide grants to approximately 800 students, in hopes of reducing their debt, increasing the number of Black doctors, and mitigating health disparities that limit economic opportunity in Black communities.
The trailblazing former men’s basketball coach died on August 30, having earned both an NCAA championship and widespread admiration for his unwavering commitment to student-athletes, civil rights, and educational opportunity.
Senator Kamala Harris is the first graduate of a historically Black college or university to be nominated for vice president by a major political party.