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Dr. Michael W. Kirst

Michael W. Kirst is Professor Emeritus of Education and Business Administration at Stanford University since 1969.
Dr. Kirst received his Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard. Before joining the Stanford University faculty, Dr. Kirst held several positions with the federal government, including Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Manpower, Employment and Poverty. He was a former president of the California State Board of Education. His book From High School to College with Andrea Venezia was published by Jossey Bass in 2004.

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My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.

College Enrollment Keeps Going Up For Minorities

The American Council on Education has released a new report on Minorities in Higher Education, It shows progress in minority enrollment growth between 1994 and 2004- 49%! But the enrollment rate for men increased only 2% compared to 6% for women. The largest percentage increase for minorities was at private for profit institutions. Minorities earned 118% more masters degrees from 1994 to 2005. So there is some good news out there despite the persistent gap between minorities and whites/Asians in enrollment , and low college completion rates for minorities in community colleges. This is just a sampling of findings in the report.

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