Big Gains for Blacks, Latinos, In College Attendance

The number of blacks and Latinos in college has skyrocketed over the last decade, according to a new report.

From The Huffington Post

The number of college students of color has skyrocketed over the last decade, according to Face the Facts, a project at George Washington University:

Enrollment is up 37.3 percent since 2000. College Hispanics have increased 87.5 percent; black students, 75.6 percent. … Whites still comprise the majority of college students, at 60.5 percent. Women in college now substantially outnumber men; in 2010 there were 11.9 women enrollees and 9 million males. More than 57 percent of 2010 grads were female, too.

But the study reports that while graduation rates are up too, so is the amount of debt students are carrying.

Read the full story at the Huffington Post.

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