47 ABC - Michigan's ban on the use of race as a factor in college admissions was upheld by the Supreme Court Tuesday, paving the way for other states to follow suit.
47 ABC reached out to Aaron Basko, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management at Salisbury University to get some insight. He says the decision doesn't really impact policies here in Maryland, because system schools use a holistic policy when it comes to admissions.
"Race I would say, those are more personal characteristics that would be way down the line in terms of consideration. For us, the most important thing is to say how strong are the classes that the student is taking, how have they performed in those classes over time, what do the standardized testing pieces tell us about whether or not their academic record is accurate."
The Supreme Court upheld the ban in a 6-2 ruling. A lower court had previously overturned the ban as discriminatory.