Many flagship universities don’t reflect their state’s Black or Latino high school graduates

From The Hechinger Report: “In 14 states, the gap between the number of public high school graduates who are Black and the number of Black students who enroll in the state flagship was 10 percentage points or more in 2021. … Flagships in southern states have some of the widest such gaps for Black students. … In Mississippi, 48 percent of high school graduates were Black in 2021 but only 8 percent of first-year students at Ole Miss, the state’s flagship, were Black. … The gap at the University of Georgia has grown over the past two years to 31 percentage points. In 2021, just 2 percent of incoming first-year students were Black men.”

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