Balancing act: The tradeoffs and challenges facing Black students in higher education

Thursday, February 09, 2023
Gallup and Lumina Foundation

Many Black students in the United States face distinctive challenges when it comes to completing postsecondary programs. Barriers to completion include the high financial cost of higher education and implicit and overt forms of racial discrimination that cause many to stop out or never enroll in the first place. A new study offers insight on the difficulties faced by some Black learners as they pursue higher education while navigating difficult learning environments and balancing multiple responsibilities. 

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