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The top 468 colleges
spend between two and five times more per student than open-access two and
four year colleges leading to higher graduation
rates giving their graduates a competitive advantage in the
marketplace over equally qualified African American and Hispanic graduates of
less well-funded institutions.
Anthony Carnevale, director of the center and coauthor, said, “The
higher education system is color blind, in theory, but in fact operates, at
least in part, as a systematic barrier to opportunity for many
African-Americans and Hispanics, many of whom are college-qualified but tracked
into overcrowded and underfunded colleges where they are less likely to develop
fully or to graduate.”