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Mentorship will level the playing field for underserved learners

A faculty mentor who encourages a student's goals and dreams is the single most crucial factor for personal and professional success. The research shows it—and so does the trajectory of my life.

How an important group of colleges and universities has become ‘invisible’

About 30% of the schools qualify as minority-serving institutions and nearly half are rural-serving while the counties that RPUs serve have higher needs—such as low education, low employment, and persistent poverty—compared to counties served by other institutions.

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