Ohio Universities' Admissions Policies Affirmed by SCOTUS Decision

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by Michelle Faust

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas’ affirmative action program Thursday.

The Ohio State and Miami Universities report the high court’s 4 to 3 decision backs up policies the colleges have in place.

"It is heartening that the court reaffirms the value that we derive from a diverse university community," says Sharon Davies, OSU’s Vice Provost for Diversity.

The court upheld prior decisions that allow universities to consider race as part of a holistic admissions process.

"There's over twenty variables that that go into taking a look at a student's admissibility for competitive admission at Miami, and race and ethnicity is one of those many factors," says Michael Kabbaz, Vice President for Enrollment at Miami University.

Both schools says they have recruitment, retention, and financial aid policies that support racial, ethnic, and socio-economic diversity.


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