The State of Higher Education in California: Persistent Opportunity Gap - Blacks

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The Campaign for College Opportunity

California is home to the fifth largest number of Blacks in the nation. In the latest from its new series on the State of Higher Education in California, The Campaign for College Opportunity has found that gaps between Blacks and other ethnic groups in college-going and attainment have remained virtually unchanged for more than a decade, and in some cases, has worsened. This report offers a demographic overview of the Black population in California and an analysis of key education indicators over time. The Campaign for College Opportunity proposes six recommendations for policymakers, college leaders, and families so that the state secures California’s economic future by significantly increasing completion rates in order to reduce the opportunity gap for Black residents.

Education, higher--California, Black students, African American students, educational attainment, graduation rates, college student retention