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White students comprise 64% of enrollment in selective public colleges, even though they are only 54% of the college-age population. Learn more:

Over the course of a decade, #Wyoming increased instructional and academic support spending for students at open-access public colleges more than any other state. Learn about #highered spending in your state here:

In #California, selective public colleges spend 5X more per student than open-access public colleges do on instructional and academic support. Read more:

Read about recent efforts in #Minnesota to address racial inequity in public #highered: @HechingerReport

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SAT and ACT scores often reflect the test-taker’s quality of schooling and parent’s level of education, factors that favor White students. Learn more:

White students occupy nearly two-thirds of the seats at selective public colleges, even though they make up barely half of the college-age population. Read more here:

Blacks are less represented at selective public colleges now than they were a decade ago. Learn why:

Asians remain just 6% of the American populace, but they have an outsized number of seats in postsecondary education. Learn more:

IDEA Understands That College Is the New High School — For the Texas Charter Network That Means Making It Attainable for Everyone

In this article for The 74, Richard Whitmire excerpts his book about how bachelor’s degrees have the potential to transform the United States workforce. Whitmire cites CEW’s report “Learning While Earning” and quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale and CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith.


Historic Rise of College-Educated Women in Labor Force Changes Workplace

In this article for the Wall Street Journal, Likhitha Butchireddygari discusses how women now make up the majority of the college-educated labor force. Butchireddygari quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on how this increase will allow women more control over their earnings and lives.


The only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to college.

Anthony P. Carnevale
Director and Research Professor