Top Colleges for Black Students…Keep On Dreaming
Does your teen want to be famous? Ask my teen and she'll say, ‘yep’. According to her being famous is what any self-respecting teen would want. As far as our resident teen is concerned being famous means a life of luxury, adoration by millions and the ability to be filthy rich. I am not a dream crusher. My own biggest dreams sometimes make me say, ‘seriously’. So I try to find a nice way to tell our teen that she probably has better odds being toppled by a vending machine than becoming an A lister in showbiz. According to recent reports it seems that the odds of an African American student attending a top college is about the same as them going home with best actress or actor award at the Oscars. Maybe the odds aren’t that bad, but still The Brookings Institution reported this month that:
- Black students make up just 4% of undergraduate enrollees in the top, quality four-year colleges, White – 9%, Hispanics – 12% and Asians – 26%
- 59% of Black students attend colleges ranked in the bottom half, compared to Whites – 40%, Hispanics – 34% and Asian – 15%
What are the top colleges your teen is looking to apply to?