Daily Archives: July 16, 2010

U. S. Department of Education releases new report on minority students in higher education

The National Center for Educational Statistics, a division of the U. S. Department of Education, has released this new report (PDF). The report’s introduction states:

[The report] Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups examines the educational progress and challenges of students in the United States by race/ethnicity. This report shows that over time, the numbers of students of each race/ethnicity who have completed high school and continued their education in college have increased. Despite these gains, the rate of progress has varied, and differences persist among Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Hawai- ians or Other Pacific Islanders, American Indians/ Alaska Natives and students of two or more races in their performance on key indicators of educational performance.