"The nation’s system of higher education is growing more racially polarized even as it attracts more minorities: White students increasingly are clustering at selective institutions, while blacks and Hispanics mostly are attending open-access and community colleges, according to a new report.
"Students at the nation’s top 468 colleges are the beneficiaries of much
more spending — anywhere from two to five times as much as what is spent
on instruction at community colleges or other schools without
admissions requirements. And students at top schools are far more likely
to graduate than students at other institutions, even when they are
equally prepared, according to the report. In addition, graduates of top
schools are far more likely than others to go on to graduate school." [Read more]