Scholars Urge Colleges to Retain Data on Race That New Federal Rules Would Blur

Colleges should continue to collect detailed data on their students' racial and ethnic identities, notwithstanding new federal guidelines that will categorize many students simply as "two or more races," two scholars urged on Wednesday at the annual conference of the Association for Institutional Research.

The new federal rules, which were debated over several years and made final in guidance released last October, have weighed on the minds of scholars attending the conference