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Etnicity, Gender & Race in Higher Ed

May 2, 2022

According to a Pew poll, 74% of  “Americans do not favor the consideration of race, ethnicity or gender in college admissions decisions.”

Americans Evaluate What Colleges Should Consider

Factor% Who Believe It Should Be a Major FactorA Minor FactorShouldn’t Be Considered
Community service19%48%33%
First in family to go to college18%28%54%
Athletic ability9%36%55%
Race or ethnicity7%19%74%
Whether a relative attended the college5%20%75%

That’s college admissions.

What about the hiring scholars to teach English literature, American history or statistics?

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