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Report Finds Black Students in Nonlucrative Majors

February 9, 2016
 
 

Black students enroll disproportionately in majors that are not the most lucrative, according to a report being released today by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. While African-Americans comprise 12 percent of the U.S. population, they make up only 7 percent of STEM majors. And while they make up 10 percent of health-related majors, their largest numbers are in the lowest-earning major: health and medical administrative services. A 2011 book -- Opting Out -- found similar trends among black students at elite colleges.

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