Graphs: American colleges don’t reflect American diversity

In the last 30 years, the country has become steadily more racially diverse–and so have many American colleges, the National Journal reports. In 1980, more than 80% of the country was white, and whites accounted for about eight in ten students at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. Today, less than 65% of the country is white, and it’s non-whites who now account for a majority at all three of those institutions. The four graphs below compare national racial composition averages in 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010 to six elite universities: three top-flight private schools in the northeast — Harvard, Yale, and Princeton — and three top-flight public schools across the country — the University of Michigan, the University of Texas, and the University of California, Berkeley…

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