Oxford University’s Poor Record in Admitting Black Caribbean Students

Last year there were 3,200 first-year undergraduate students at Oxford University in England. The Equality and Human Rights Commission announced that only one of these incoming undergraduates was a black student with Caribbean descent. In 2008 there were five black first-year students with Caribbean backgrounds.

Only 10 percent of all Caribbean black students in England qualify for admission to the nation’s top universities compared to 25 percent of all white students. About two tenths of one percent of black students score at the highest levels on university admissions criteria.