LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A report commissioned by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education says the state needs to make significant strides to help minority students enroll - and stay - in college.
The 156-page report by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA says the preparation of black and white students for college remains highly unequal.
The report recommends race to be considered a factor in admission at competitive campuses like the University of Kentucky and Louisville and that the state should expand its definition of diversity to include Hispanics and American Indians.
The Courier-Journal reports that the state did receive high marks in the report for increasing access to higher education for minorities. Enrollment of in-state African-Americans increased from 7 percent to over 8 percent in 2006.
Information from: The Courier-Journal,