Minority Students

As it relates to race and ethnicity, the term minority students refers to a less than 50% numerical representation within a student body and/or a state of minoritization incurred through cultural dominance. In the United States, the term minority is generally used to refer to all racial and ethnic groups except for non-Hispanic Whites. Yet, since 2015, most U.S. children, 1 year or younger, were not White, and it has been projected that by the year 2028, most traditionally aged college students will be members of racial/ethnic minorities. Five states—(1) Hawaii, (2) New Mexico, (3) California, (4) Texas, and (5) Nevada—have majority–minority populations among residents generally. However, among college students, White students are the majority enrolled in selective higher education institutions in California, Nevada, and ...

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