Black people in Britain are 21 times more likely to have their university applications investigated than their white counterparts.
That according to figures released by the UK-based Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.
The institution says it is extremely concerned by the data released under freedom of information rules, and has launched an investigation.
The figures have also prompted accusations from Labour, of institutional racism in the higher education system and demands for urgent action to stamp out racial profiling.
This comes as figures also show that Britain’s immigration policy since the 1960s has aimed to reduce the number of black immigrants.