Equity Snapshot Indiana University – Bloomington

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Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)


Public flagship universities were established 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 Indiana University – Bloomington (IU Bloomington) finds large and growing gaps in college access, as well as troubling gaps in college completion, by race and socioeconomic status. To serve as a catalyst for mobility and equity for the state of Indiana, IU Bloomington must do a better job enrolling and graduating low-income students and students of color.



education, higher--Indiana (State), higher education system, educational attainment, low-income students, minority students