A review of research on equity in higher education for minority students


  • Zixuan Ma
  • Jianzhan Wang




Minority nationality, Educational equity, Higher education.


In recent years, the issue of equity in higher education for minority students has been a hot topic in academic research. From the perspective of ethnic minority students, this study explores the issue of educational equity in higher education. The collected papers mainly focus on "Research on the equality of admission opportunities for Ethnic minority students", "Research on preferential admission policies for Ethnic Minority Students in college entrance examination" and "Research on solutions to problems in Ethnic minority education based on educational equity". This paper summarizes the existing problems in the development of higher education for minority students from three aspects: starting point, process and result of higher education, and puts forward corresponding effective measures.


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How to Cite

Ma, Z., & Wang, J. (2024). A review of research on equity in higher education for minority students. Frontiers in Humanities and Social Sciences, 4(1), 405-413. https://doi.org/10.54691/hkwx1q96

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