The Changing Face of Postsecondary Students

In recent years, historically underrepresented students have become a larger segment in higher education. HEA reauthorization is an opportunity to increase educational attainment levels; close equity gaps and address racial disparities in student outcomes; and ensure the federal government, states, and institutions transform their policies and practices to respond to changing demographics. This fact sheet, by Rosa García, states why the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) must address the needs of students of color and immigrant youth.