Flagship Universities fail to enroll black and latino high school graduates from their state

From Hechinger Report: “Fifteen state flagships had at least a 10-point gap between the percentage of Black public high school graduates in their states in 2019 and the Black share of freshmen they enrolled that fall, according to federal data analyzed by The Hechinger Report and The Washington Post…In 2019, federal data show, the Black share of public high school graduates was 17 percent in Michigan, 37 percent in South Carolina and 49 percent in Mississippi. But the Black share of freshmen enrollment that fall was 4 percent at the University of Michigan, 6 percent at the University of South Carolina and 10 percent at the University of Mississippi.The 39-point gap in Mississippi was the largest in the country on this measure of flagship demographics.”

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