What is an Educational Equity Gap?

An educational equity gap is where there is a significant and persistent disparity in educational attainment between different groups of students. The equity gap that exists between white students and students of color begins in K-12 education — where 87 percent of white students graduate high school on-time compared to 76 percent of Hispanic and 73 percent of African American students — and continues into and through postsecondary education.

This 101 provides a quick overview of the equity gaps by race and ethnicity in postsecondary education to help policymakers address inequities that exist in higher learning and beyond.

Download the 101: Equity Gaps in Higher Education here.