The word “rigged” is commonly used to describe a college admissions process in which admissions committees manipulate their own admissions numbers to favor their preferred candidates.
While it is true that the process is often designed to favor certain groups, some scholars and politicians argue that the problem is not bias, but rather bias on the part of admissions officers.
According to a 2011 report from the Federal Trade Commission, colleges and universities that use this type of admission process have an incentive to manipulate the admissions data they collect to ensure that their preferred students receive an unfair advantage in admissions.
A 2014 report by the National Association of College Admission Administrators (NACAA) found that universities admitted fewer minority students in 2015, but admitted more white students.
As of 2014, the NACAA said, colleges admitted only about 5 percent of black applicants and just 7 percent of Hispanic applicants.
While these figures may not seem like a large difference, they are significant enough to have a serious impact on the quality of colleges and their students.
When universities admit the same students, they often use similar admissions criteria.
As the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reported in 2014, for instance, “the most common type of college admissions criteria used to select students for admission is that of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, and other similar characteristics.”
The NACA, meanwhile, said in a report in 2014 that colleges admitted about 15 percent of Asian-American students and about 21 percent of Native American students.
According the NacA, the most common race criteria for admission in colleges is that students must have a high school diploma or GED.
Colleges that admit more Asian students are more likely to use race criteria.
College admissions offices in the U.S. admitted nearly 12.4 million students in the 2015-2016 academic year, or a little more than 9 percent of all undergraduate students.
But the NAPA said that only about one in 10 black students received admission into a top college in the United States.
By contrast, the U of A admitted 5.3 percent of its black students, more than the average admissions rate for the country.
And the NACP reported in a 2015 report that, “of the roughly 17 million applicants who applied to attend the University of Alabama, a total of 1.3 million students did not make it to the admissions process.”
But while it is often claimed that these numbers are inflated, the data does not support this claim.
According a 2016 report from The New York Times, the percentage of black students who were admitted to four-year colleges increased from 16 percent in 1970 to 27 percent in 2010.
A 2012 report by NACAs Education Data Institute found that “the share of black college students admitted to public institutions increased from 10 percent in 1980 to 22 percent in 2014.”
And a 2015 NACAC report found that, between 1980 and 2014, admissions of black people to the nation’s public four- and five-year public universities increased from 19 percent to 28 percent.
This trend is not only due to the increased number of African Americans in college, but also because the numbers of African American students admitted have increased as the nation has become more racially diverse.
A recent study by NAPAs National Association for College Admission and Grievance (NAACP) found, “There were 7,700 more African Americans enrolled in four- year colleges in 2016 than in 1980, with the majority of the increase in the number of blacks in four year colleges.”
According to NACAS, admissions for African American applicants to four year schools has increased from just 7.7 percent in the 1970s to nearly 20 percent today.
These numbers may be higher or lower depending on which groups are included.
The NAPAC also said that, in the 1990s, “African American students made up just over 3 percent of the freshman class at all four- or five- year public universities, while in the 2000s, it was more than 20 percent.”
As the NACCAs report noted, these numbers “are more or less the same today as they were in the 1980s, but have grown slightly in the last decade.”
The same study found that admissions for Asian Americans increased by a much larger percentage in the same period, from 8.7 to 17.1 percent.
And it also found that the percentage for Latino students rose from 10.3 to 20.5 percent.
But, according to NAPAS, the numbers for white students did also increase.
A 2015 study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that more than 5 million people have earned college degrees since 2000, and those graduates are disproportionately African Americans.
In the 1980, the Bureau reported that, among white workers, the share of those who graduated from college in 2000 was just 7 to 9 percent.
By the end of 2015, however, that figure had risen to more than 14 percent.
That rise in the share earning a bachelor’s degree in college has been attributed to the