Using four equity indicators, this 2019 report grades public colleges and universities in the United States on postsecondary access and student success for Black undergraduates. The four equity indicators are representation equity, gender equity, completion equity, and Black student-to-Black faculty ratio.
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This study evaluated an online math summer bridge program for incoming science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors at a Historically Black University. The study found positive outcomes for program participants, including a higher first-year GPA and better first-year retention rate than STEM majors overall at the university.
This report from the Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest examines college enrollment and completion among Texas public high school graduates by disability status, student demographic characteristics, and primary disability type.
Dire Disparities: Patterns of Racially Inequitable Funding and Student Success in Public Postsecondary Education
This report from the Institute for College Access & Success examines the recent trend in decreased public funding for institutions of higher education and the disproportionately negative effect of this trend on students of color, who make up an increasing share of enrollment at public colleges.
Experiences and Responses to Microaggressions on Historically White Campuses: A Qualitative Interpretive Meta-Synthesis
This qualitative study examined the experiences of Black students at historically white-majority campuses through the lens of microaggressions the students experienced from peers and faculty.
Men of Color Transitioning to College: The Case for Community Assets, Community Programs, and Social Capital
In this qualitative study, researchers draw on interviews to identify key characteristics of two structured programs—the Power of Dad and a youth leadership development program—that provided mentorship and coaching to students of color as they transitioned to and navigated their first year of college.