FIU joins nationwide effort to improve college access

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Florida International University is among a group of 130 nationwide universities to improve college access and close the achievement gap between minority, low-income students and their non-minority peers.

Participating schools were chosen to create a diversity of enrollment, student demographics, regional workforce needs and selectivity so results could cater to needs of all types of schools. According to the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), it’s the largest ever collaborative effort addressing college access, equity and educational attainment.

APLU president Peter McPherson told Tampa Bay Times, “On their own, public universities have the power to do remarkable things, but together they can achieve truly extraordinary results.”

This article first appeared in Tampa Bay Times on November 13, 2018.