By Jillian Berman
New York City students of all races are increasingly attending college, but there’s still a wide racial gap when it comes to enrolling and persisting in college.
That’s according to a recent study from researchers at New York University, which followed students who started 9th grade in 2003 and 2008 through high school and beyond. Roughly 48% of Latino students who started high school in 2003 enrolled in college, the lowest share of any racial group, compared with 73% of Asian students, the highest share of any racial group — a gap of about 25%. For students who entered high school in 2008 that gulf remained about the same, though the share of students of both races entering college increased.
“The city is doing everything they’re supposed to do, they’re getting more students into college,” said Kristin Black, a fellow at the Research Alliance for New York City Schools and one of the authors of the study. “And yet we haven’t been able to crack that equity problem.”
Click here for the full article.
Source: MarketWatch (via The Empire Report)