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How some universities succeed in serving low income and African American students

Attending college promises a secure path to the middle class, but in its mission of educating low-income students and students of color—namely, African Americans—the public university system is failing. And given that communities of color are only expected to grow, with projected population changes showing that non-Hispanic Whites will no longer be a majority by 2050, it is now more important than ever to future generations and U.S. economic security, that college completion rates reflect the country’s changing population.