Racial gaps in college degrees are widening, just when states need them to narrowPublished Aug 13, 2021
By Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
While the overall proportion of Americans with higher educations has been slowly increasing, the proportions who are Black, Native American or Hispanic are falling further behind, or staying no better than level.
The proportion of 25- to 34-year-olds with postsecondary credentials nationwide has been rising, up from 38 percent to 45 percent since 2008, according to the Lumina Foundation. The figure is through 2018, the most recent year for which this data is available.
“It is incredibly important to be narrowing rather than expanding those attainment gaps. There’s a moral imperative, but also an economic imperative here — real dollars-and-cents reasons for society to close those gaps.” -Mamie Voight, IHEP interim president
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