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Arcidiacono, Peter; Aucejo, Esteban; Coate, Patrick; Hotz, V. Joseph – Centre for Economic Performance, 2013
Proposition 209 banned the use of racial preferences in admissions at public colleges in California. We analyze unique data for all applicants and enrollees within the University of California (UC) system before and after Prop 209. After Prop 209, graduation rates increased by 4.4%. We present evidence that certain institutions are better at…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Admission Criteria, Public Colleges, Data Analysis