The Racial Gap in Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A new report from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources finds that African Americans have made gains in administrative positions in higher education during the first 15 years of the twenty-first century. However, a significant racial gap remains.

While African Americans make up 13.9 percent of all enrollments in higher education (See earlier JBHE post), the new report from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources shows that African Americans are only 7 percent of all administrators in higher education.

The good news in the report is that Black and other minority administrators now earn at levels similar to their White counterparts. In fact, in regions of the nation where the Black population is smaller, Black and other minority administrators actually earn slightly more than their White peers.

The full report, Pay and Representation of Racial/Ethnic Minorities in Higher Education Administrative Positions: The Century So Far, may be downloaded by clicking here.

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