Blacks attend underfunded ‘racially separate’ colleges

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Despite high test scores and access to higher education, Black students often attend poorly-funded colleges and receive certificates instead of earning degrees, according to a recent report.

The report titled “Separate and Unequal,” by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, found that, “White students are increasingly concentrated today, relative to population share, in the nation’s 468 most well-funded, selective four-year colleges and universities while African-American and Hispanic students are more and more concentrated in the 3,250 least well-funded, open-access, two- and four-year colleges.”

According to the report, Black freshman enrollment increased by 73 percent compared to 15 percent for Whites freshman from 1995-2009, but 72 percent of Black college students attend resource-bare schools.

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