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College Access Blog


On May 1st of every year, high school seniors have to decide what college they will attend. In this presentation, Counselor Tejada gives tips and tools on how to make your final college choice. He discusses financial aid, campus culture, and earning potential.

Click here to view the slides and resources.

Our Founder, Danny Tejada, calls into the Pocket Watching with JT - Real Accountant Reacts show again to talk about debt by race, Return on Investment, and showcase College Scorecard to stress the importance of College Finance Literacy.

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Here is the last time Danny called into the show.

Hear Danny talk more about College Finance Literacy in his last free professional development workshop for college counselors called "Let's Talk About Debt, Baby."

If you followed me for a while, you would remember when I made a post called "Rejective Predominantly white Institutions with 10+% Black Enrollment." Since that post, new IPEDS data was released and the dreaded US News and World Report College Rankings came out. So I figured I would do another 10+% Black enrollment chart for 30 of the "top" schools on the rankings.

The most interesting things are the schools that finally hit 10+% Black enrollment and the schools with an insanely low Black enrollment rate. It would be interesting to hear how those colleges broke the 10% ceiling, and hopefully, they could teach the others how to copy their success. We have to wonder why these top schools with big endowments struggle to make their student bodies look more like America. I'm sure we can Google every school on this list along with Black Lives Matter and see some supportive statements.

Words don't mean anything without action, especially when in 2019, 37% of Black 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled in college. Note how enrollment is down by 1 % from almost a decade earlier. So when will these colleges make their Black Lives Matter statements a part of their everyday life? Going test optional was a good step.

Where do we go from here?

For starters:

1. Getting rid of Early Decision/Action/Legacy/Demonstrated Interest

2. Foster CBO partnerships

3. Promote College Finance Literacy

4. Use College Board's Landscape for good

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