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Jul 7, 2021 · 6 Minutes

NISS Executive Director Writes About Redesigning Universities for Equity

By traditional metrics, Georgia State University is far from elite. A large urban university in Atlanta with more than 50,000 students, the university is one of the largest minority-serving institutions in the country, with 75% of students being non-white and 60% Pell-eligible. Our student-to-faculty ratios are well above national averages and our tuition costs are well below them. How, then, have we raised graduation rates by more than 60% over the past decade? How is it that our Black, Hispanic and Pell-eligible students now graduate at or above the rate of the student body overall — and have done so for six years running?


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