Image:  The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education has tracked first-year Black students’ admissions to the same 30 high-ranking liberal arts colleges for the past 28 years, with Amherst College reporting the highest percentage for 13 of those years—including this one. For the 2021–22 academic year, Amherst broke its own previous record by enrolling 100 Black students in an entering class of 514, which amounts to 19.5 percent. It’s no accident—Amherst has made a concerted effort to...


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