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What the possible end to race-conscious admissions means for Texas universities

Here’s what you need to know ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court’s expected ruling on two cases challenging the policy commonly known as affirmative action in college admissions.

Students walk through halls on the University of North Texas campus in Denton on Feb. 24, 2022.

The cases before the Supreme Court

Most public universities in Texas don’t consider race

Schools that do consider race use it in limited ways

When states ban race-conscious admissions, enrollment drops among students of color

Experts are worried about broader impacts

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