Unintended Impacts (PDF Download)

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

A new report says the number of black and Latino students enrolling as first-year freshman at CUNY’s four-year colleges declined post-recession. The study from the Community Service Society found that blacks made up just ten percent of freshman enrollees at at CUNY schools. The Latino population also saw a slight decline, after making gains in the earlier part of the decade.

The report also found that applications to CUNY increased because of the recession, which resulted in higher admissions standards and a corresponding increase in SAT scores and GPAs from prospective students, according to the analysis.

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