Separate and unequal: how higher education reinforces the intergenerational reproduction of white racial privilege

This report analyses enrollment trends at 4,400 postsecondary institutions by race and institutional selectivity over the past 15 years. Since 1995, 82 per cent of new white enrollments have gone to the 468 most selective colleges, while 72 per cent of new Hispanic enrollment and 68 per cent of new African-American enrollment have gone to the two-year open-access schools. These separate higher education pathways matter because resources matter. The selective colleges spend anywhere from two to almost five times as much on instruction per student as the open-access colleges. Even among equally ... Show more

Authors: Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff

Published: Washington, District of Columbia, Center on Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University, 2013

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: 57 p.

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