Tag: diversity

The best colleges for African-American students

Posted on April 13th, 2016

Choosing a college is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life. College has a huge impact on you financially, emotionally, socially and academically–and can have a large effect on your future job prospects and earnings.

But no college is right for everyone, and everyone has different ideas about what makes a college best for them.

To make it easier for African-Americans to find colleges that fit their needs and preferences, MONEY collaborated with Essence magazine to analyze more than 1,500 four-year colleges to determine which ones offer the best value for African-American students.

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Rising tuition, falling diversity

Posted on May 8th, 2015

"As colleges raise their tuition by $1,000, their racial and ethnic diversity decreases by almost 6 percent." -- Hechinger Report

While the government and colleges claim to be increasing access to college for students of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, a new study finds that diversity is actually decreasing at many schools. What’s the culprit? Rising tuition, which makes it more difficult for low-income students (many of whom are ethnically diverse) to afford college. Less […]

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