Access And Equity In Higher Education

350-450 words

While acts of Congress and U.S. Supreme Court rulings have opened the doors of higher education to women and minorities, debate continues about equitable access to opportunity and the disparities in degree completion rates across various groups. Increasing costs and the burden of student loan debt are also issues of equity and social justice in higher education.

For this Question, identify the legal and structural reforms that have advanced access and equity for a group of your choice such as women, racial or ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, or low-income students. Explain how institutional practices have enabled or hindered access and equity. 

Answer should include:

Identify legal and structural reforms that have advanced access and equity for a particular group. 
Explain how institutional practices have helped to advance or hinder access and equity.