From 2012 to 2020, the Hispanic population has increased by 26% in states where affirmative action has already been banned. However, their flagship universities' Hispanic student body has averaged only a 4% increase.
Key takeaways EAB gathered in their latest meta-report paint a comprehensive picture of higher education's future college cohort: "Gen P." The report draws from conversations with over 20,000 high school students, counselors, parents, EAB partners and college enrollment teams.
Higher education professionals, industry leaders and state legislators are beginning to recognize its revelatory potential to foster the next chapter of academic equity, workforce access and attractive program offerings.
Since fall 2017, enrollment at the state's four-year public institutions has declined by 12.4%, a dramatically worse dip than the nation's overall 3% decrease in that sector, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.