Segregation Forever? The Continued Underrepresentation of Black and Latino Undergraduates at the Nation’s 101 Most Selective Public Colleges and Universities

This report examines how access for Black and Latino students at the nation’s 101 most selective public colleges and universities has changed since 2000, and whether these institutions are serving an undergraduate student body that represents the racial and ethnic diversity of their particular state’s population.

Access scores, ranging from 0 to 100, measure how well each institution’s Black and Latino
enrollment reflects the state’s racial and ethnic demography. (See “How colleges were graded”
on page 5 for more details.) Letter grades further reflect an institution’s access score. Scores of
90 or higher received A’s. Scores in the 80s, 70s, and 60s received B’s, C’s, and D’s, respectively.
And scores below 60 received failing grades or F’s.