U.S. Higher Education Deeply Stratified Along Racial Lines, Study Says – Higher Education

“The interest is really driven by our underlying American ideal that education is meant to be the great equalizer,” he noted.

Dr. Walter Kimbrough, president of Dillard University, said the study’s findings represent an opportunity for leaders and advocates of historically Black colleges and universities. He noted that HBCUs stand much to gain by attracting the high-performing, low-income Black students who have been heading into community colleges and the open-access, non-HBCU four-year institutions.

“Those students would be much better off going to a four-year HBCU because there’s research” that says Black students are four times more likely to earn a college degree starting at an HBCU rather than a two-year school, Kimbrough said.

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