The USC Race and Equity Center recently released a report that tracks equality indicators for black students at every public higher education institution in the United States. The report, entitled “Black Students at Public Colleges and Universities: A 50-State Report Card,” grades institutions on four criteria:
- The share of black students in the student body compared to the share of black 18 to 24 year olds in the state
- Gender equity between black men and women as a share of the student body
- Graduation rate equity between black students and the student body at large
- The black student-to-black faculty ratio.
The schools that scored highest on these indicators were:
- Massachusetts College of the Liberal Arts
- University of California-San Diego
- University of Louisville
- University of Minnesota-Morris
- Pennsylvania State University-Greater Allegheny
The schools that scored the lowest were:
- Florida Polytechnic University
- University of Alaska Southeast
- Fort Lewis College
- Wayne State College
- Northern Michigan University
To see your how your institution performs on these measures, please see the complete report here.
Harper, S. R., & Simmons, I. (2019). Black students at public colleges and universities: A 50-state report card. Los Angeles: University of Southern California, Race and Equity Center.