Report: Race & Ethnicity in Higher Education

Posted by American Council on Education on March 12, 2019

6 Key Findings From the ACE Report on Race & Ethnicity in Higher Ed
By Zenia Henderson, Director of Member & Partner Engagement, National College Access Network

Last month, the American Council on Education (ACE) released the much-anticipated report “Race & Ethnicity in Higher Education.” The organization hosted a release convening to highlight the report’s key findings. The convening also included two panel sessions, and you can view a recording of the event here.

Read on for a summary of the findings and the critical discussion points made by the panelists.

6 Key Findings

  • To no one’s surprise, the U.S. population has become more educated and more racially and ethnically diverse over the last 20 years. The report found that 45 percent of the total population ages 25 and older had obtained at least an associate degree – that’s a 13 percentage-point increase since 1997. This is attributed primarily to the growing Hispanic population that is seeking higher education more now than it was 20 years ago.

Read more on the NCAN blog to learn the other 5 key findings.

Or go directly to the source:

Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education Report Downloads
This report examines over 200 indicators, looking at who gains access to a host of educational environments and experiences, and how these trajectories differ, by race and ethnicity. In addition, invited scholarly essays provide further context around race and ethnicity in higher education that data alone cannot tell. Download the full report or individual chapters, below.

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