A Snapshot of African Americans in Higher Education

March 19, 2010

The Institute for Higher Education Policy emphasizes the importance of financial aid for African-American students trying to complete a college degree. These students cite the demands of balancing school with work and financial aid gaps as major barriers to achieving their higher education dreams. With 4.5 million African-American young adults, helping these students, especially those who are first in their families to attend college, could offer great rewards for our economic future -- and theirs.