The United States lost in hundreds of billions of dollars each year due to racial and socio-economic inequities in the achievement of higher education, according to a new report from the center of Georgetown University in Education and Labor Force.

The report, made in partnership with the postsecondary value commission, an initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by the Institute of Higher Education Policy, found that it would take $ 3.97 billion to close racial and socioeconomic gaps in The completion of university degrees in the country. But after that initial investment, the United States would obtain $ 956 billion per year increasing tax revenues and GDP and cost savings in social assistance programs. (Within the Superior Ed received financial support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the coverage of the Foundation's report on the value of higher education. Within the Superior Ed maintains editorial Independence and total control over the content.)

"We really shape the case in this report that an investment in equity would be a really good investment that pays society in general," said CoAutor Kathryn Peltier Campbell, main editor and writer of Georgetown CEW, Who contributed a piece of opinion. About the subject to the interior of ED superior today.

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