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Racial/Ethnic Minority Students

  • ACE’s maintains an unwavering commitment to the pursuit of equal access to a quality education for all members of society. That commitment requires a deliberate focus when addressing the needs of racial and ethnic minorities. Even with the increasing diversity in our U.S. population illustrated by the 2010 United States Census, disparities persist in the quality of education and the trajectory into higher education and careers for ethnic and racial minorities. For example, ACE is committed to driving research and illuminating innovative programs focused on cultivating a talented pool of underrepresented minorities in fields such as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In September 2010, the Obama administration announced an initiative to increase the number of STEM teachers by 100,000 within the decade. This ambitious goal not only supports the needs of our nation, it is specifically aimed at achieving greater access for underrepresented minorities and women. This goal is alignment with ACE’s vision and commitment to these same populations.

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    Tribal College and University Funding

    This issue brief contextualizes the important progress tribal colleges and universities have made in Indian Country, and describes important inequities in federal, state, and local funding that limit these institutions’ ability to further their impact on the tribal communities they are chartered to serve.

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    ACE Survey Finds Increased Focus Among College Presidents on Campus Racial Climate

    Campus racial climate has become a larger priority for college and university presidents and their institutions, finds a new national online survey by ACE's Center for Policy Research and Strategy.

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    The Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color

    A Blueprint for Improving Educational Outcomes for Black and Latino Men

    A new brief in CPRS's Viewpoints series aims to help educators and policymakers better understand the challenges young male students of color face and give them tools to address those challenges.

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    Hispanic-Serving Institutions

    Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) are colleges and universities with 25 percent or more total undergraduate Hispanic enrollment. This issue brief offers an overview of federal funding requirements, current revenue streams available to HSIs, and examines threats to long-term HSI viability.

  • Higher Ed Spotlight: American Indians and Alaska Natives in Undergraduate Education

    American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) undergraduates are a diverse group in many ways, including the number of tribes they represent−566 federally recognized tribes across 35 states. National data help us understand degree aspirations and enrollment and financial aid trends that get lost in generalizations of the understudied AI/AN population that represents almost one percent of the national college student body. This infographic provides statistics on AI/AN students in undergraduate education.

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    ACE Event on Race, Class and College Access Report Underscores Need for Campus Diversity

    The gathering featured four different panels on topics related to college access and diversity with opening remarks by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad and Gary Orfield, co-director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA.

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    A Dream Undone? Advancing Access and Diversity in a Shifting Legal Landscape

    This brief, published by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, provides a brief overview of the publication, "Race, Class, and College Access: Achieving Diversity in a Shifting Legal Landscape.

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