Magazine article ASEE Prism

Is Diversity Taking a Dip?

Magazine article ASEE Prism

Is Diversity Taking a Dip?

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LAST FALL, an American Council on Education Report noted that minority enrollment at the nation's colleges and universities soared 122 percent between the academic years of 1980-81 and 2000-01, rising from just under 2 million to 4.3 million. But is that impressive record in danger? This year, many top universities report that applications from African-American students have slumped. They were down 28 percent at Ohio State University, 25 percent at the University of Michigan, and 12 percent at the University of California-Berkeley. Several issues may he at play. Affirmative action programs are still alive at most schools, despite last year's Supreme Court ruling that said that although race can be a factor in admissions, it can not be the deciding factor. That perhaps led to the false impression that affirmative action programs have ended when they've only been modified. …

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