Abstract

Using institutional data on race-specific college enrollment and completion, I examine whether minority students were less likely to enroll in a four-year public college or receive a degree following a statewide affirmative action ban. As in previous studies, I find that black and Hispanic enrollment dropped at the top institutions; however, there is little evidence that overall black enrollment at public universities fell. Finally, despite evidence that fewer blacks and Hispanics graduated from college following a ban, the effects on graduation rates are very noisy.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1548-8004
Print ISSN
0022-166X
Pages
pp. 435-455
Launched on MUSE
2012-04-06
Open Access
No
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