Study: Wide Racial Gaps Persist in College Degree Attainment

Compared to White adults in the United States, Black adults are two-thirds as likely to hold a college degree and Latino adults are only half as likely – with both groups attaining degrees at a lower rate in 2016 than White adults did back in 1990.

So say research findings in a new report by The Education Trust, which is calling on policymakers at the states level to take action to reduce the racial disparities. Given data that indicates that degree attainment is a direct path to upward social mobility, it’s important for the gap to be closed as minorities continue to comprise a growing segment of the workforce, according to the nonprofit educational advocacy group based in Washington, D.C.

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