Black learners aren’t enrolling or staying in college. A new poll shows why.

From Lumina Foundation: “New numbers for Black Americans eager to improve their lives with college degrees are alarming: Only 34 percent hold degrees, and half graduate four-year colleges within six years. Worse yet, their college enrollment numbers are steeply declining, down another 30,000 this past fall. … But in a concerning trend, the survey found higher reports of discrimination in certain academic programs that are increasingly popular with Black students: While Black learners make up a large share of students in private for-profit schools, one-third say they experience discrimination frequently or occasionally—a much higher portion than at private, not-for-profit schools or public colleges.”

View the full article from Lumina Foundation.

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