Equity Snapshot: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

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The Institute for Higher Education Policy

Public flagship universities were established with a mission to provide an excellent education to their states’ residents and are therefore well-positioned to enhance social and economic mobility within their states. Yet in many cases, too few low-income students and students of color have access to these elite colleges and the opportunities they provide. This analysis of racial and socioeconomic equity at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (U of M Twin Cities) finds large and growing gaps in college access and completion by race and socioeconomic status. To serve as a catalyst for mobility and equity for the state of Minnesota, the U of M Twin Cities must do a better job enrolling and graduating low-income students and students of color.

low-income students, public-flagships universities, students of color, educational attainment, University of Minnesota