Study: Latino and Black Students Missing Out on Selective Colleges

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A recent study called "Separate and Equal" by Georgetown University has found that while more Hispanics and African-Americans are going to college, they have very little access to selective colleges.

According to Marketplace Education, the study's author, Tony Carnevale, says there are major perks for white students that Hispanics and African-Americans are not getting.

A college graduate from one of the most selective schools can earn up to $2 million more than one who attends a less selective school.

"In the end, the school you go to, whether it's selective or not, matters because money matters," said Carnevale.

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