American Economic Journal: Applied Economics: Vol. 6 No. 3 (July 2014)

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Race and College Success: Evidence from Missouri

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Arcidiacono, Peter, and Cory Koedel. 2014. "Race and College Success: Evidence from Missouri." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 6(3): 20-57.

DOI: 10.1257/app.6.3.20

Abstract

Conditional on enrollment, African American students are substantially less likely to graduate from four-year public universities than white students. Using administrative micro-data from Missouri, we decompose the graduation gap into racial differences in four factors: (i) how students sort to universities, (ii) how students sort to initial majors, (iii) high-school quality, and (iv) other preentry skills. Preentry skills explain 65 and 86 percent of the gap for women and men respectively. A small role is found for differential sorting into college, driven by African Americans' disproportionate representation in urban schools and schools at the very bottom of the quality distribution.

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Arcidiacono, Peter (Duke U)
Koedel, Cory (U MO)

JEL Classifications

H75: State and Local Government: Health; Education; Welfare; Public Pensions
I21: Analysis of Education
I23: Higher Education; Research Institutions
J15: Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
R23: Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics: Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population; Neighborhood Characteristics

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