American Council on Education Releases Diversity Report

A recently released American Council on Education (ACE) report found that few selective colleges have changed admissions practices since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin two years ago. The report found, however, that campuses have since embraced a range of strategies for increasing racial and socioeconomic diversity in their student body, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed reported.

ACE's report is based on a survey of 338 selective four-year colleges and comes as higher education prepares for another Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action.

The report found that only 13 percent of colleges that consider race in admissions reported having changed their processes since 2013. But over the last two years, several strategies to increase diversity have been implemented on campuses including increasing the recruitment of community college transfers, low-income students, and racial and ethnic minority students.


Related Links

American Council on Education Report – Race, Class, and College Access: Achieving Diversity in a Shifting Legal Landscape

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed