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Arcidiacono, Peter; Aucejo, Esteban; Hussey, Andrew; Spenner, Kenneth – Centre for Economic Performance, 2013
This paper examines sorting into interracial friendships at selective universities. We show significant friendship segregation, particularly for blacks. Indeed, black friendships are no more diverse in college than in high school despite the colleges blacks attend having substantially smaller black populations. We show that part of the reason for…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, College Environment, Friendship, African American Students
Arcidiacono, Peter; Aucejo, Esteban; Hotz, V. Joseph – Centre for Economic Performance, 2013
The low number of college graduates with science degrees--particularly among underrepresented minorities--is of growing concern. We examine differences across universities in graduating students in different fields. Using student-level data on the University of California system during a period in which racial preferences were in place, we show…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Institutional Characteristics, Universities, Minority Group Students