Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2018

Cristobal de Brey, Lauren Musu, and Joel McFarland, National Center for Education Statistics
Sidney Wilkinson-Flicker, Melissa Diliberti, Anlan Zhang, Claire Branstetter, and Xiaolei Wang, AIR

Disparities in the educational participation and attainment of different racial/ethnic groups in the United States are well documented. This report profiles current conditions and recent trends in the education of students by racial and ethnic group.

The report presents a selection of indicators that examine differences in educational participation and attainment of students in the racial/ethnic groups of White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and two or more races. Included are summaries of data on topics such as demographics; preprimary, elementary, and secondary participation; student achievement; student behaviors and persistence in education, postsecondary education, and outcomes of education.

AIR staff authored just over half of the indicators as well as Spotlight B: Characteristics of Postsecondary Institutions Serving Specific Minority Racial/Ethnic Groups.