Gregory Feirn

September 28, 2018

Louisiana ranks last in black student equity

Black citizens are underrepresented as undergraduates and on the faculties of America’s four-year public universities, according to a new report card by University of Southern California that was financed by the Ford Foundation. Nowhere is the problem worse than in Louisiana.

Number of the Day

121:1  - The ratio of black students to black faculty members at Nicholls State University - the highest among four-year public colleges in Louisiana. The state received the lowest score in the nation on a new scorecard for race equity in higher education  (Source: USC Race and Equity Center)