Memphis Daily News Chandler Reports Nashville Ledger
» Subscribe Today!
The Power of Information
Home
The Ledger - EST. 1978 - Nashville Edition
X
Skip Navigation LinksHome > Article
VOL. 40 | NO. 42 | Friday, October 14, 2016

Study: Minorities less likely to attend top public colleges

Print | Front Page | Email this story

BOSTON (AP) — A new study of federal data finds that black and Latino students are far less likely to attend top public colleges — including schools in Tennessee — than their white and Asian peers.

The Center for American Progress think tank reported Thursday that among all black students at U.S. public colleges in 2014, only 9 percent attended highly selective schools. For Latinos, the figure was 12 percent. By contrast, 19 percent of white students and 31 percent of Asians attended top schools.

Blacks and Latinos were more likely to attend community colleges and other schools with lower graduation rates. The Washington, D.C.-based think tank says minorities need greater access to elite schools to close achievement gaps between races.

States where blacks were least likely to attend top schools include Tennessee, North Carolina and Massachusetts.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & RSS:
Sign-Up For Our FREE email edition
Get the news first with our free weekly email
Name
Email  
TNLedger.com Knoxville Editon
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 0 0
MORTGAGES 0 0 0
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 0
BANKRUPTCIES 0 0 0
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 0 0
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0