Report: Working Class, Low Revenue, and Racial Minority College students Beneath-Enrolled in Virginia Establishments
WASHINGTON (WAVY) – A current file from a nonprofit and advocacy group in Virginia signifies that college students from working class, low-income and racial minorities are under-enrolled in main faculties private and non-private state.
Schooling Reform Now (ERN), a non-partisan, nonprofit assume tank and advocacy group that promotes elevated assets and progressive reforms in Okay-16 public schooling in Virginia, says of the 15 faculties and universities public in the USA on working-class and low-income pupil enrollment, about one-third is in Virginia.
ERN officers say the College of Virginia, School of William & Mary, James Madison College, Christopher Newport College and the Virginia Navy Institute all rank notably poorly and underperform in comparison with establishments with related requirements throughout the nation.
Additionally within the report, officers famous that though 34% of Commonwealth 18-24 yr olds are black and Hispanic, solely 3 of the state’s 15 four-year public greater schooling establishments enroll matching black and Hispanic college students. to those numbers. Two of those 4 establishments are traditionally Black Faculties and Universities (HBCUs).