Report Gives UA Poor Marks for Inclusion

NOVEMBER 27, 2006 - Posted at 7:28 a.m. CST

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - A new report is critical of the University of Arkansas for its record of admissions of minorities and students from poor families.

The Education Trust Inc., a Washington, DC-based advocacy group for poor and minority-group students, gave the Fayetteville campus a "C" for its record of graduating minority students but 'F's for admitting minority students and students from low-income familes.

The group gave a total of seven flagship universities overall failing grades, including Arkansas.

University of Arkansas Chancellor John A. White says he agrees that the university has to bring in more minority students.  But he says the report was unfair, accusing the researchers of oversimplifying the issues.

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