The Contribution Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities To Upward Mobility

from Brookings Black students have been (slowly) closing the gap on whites in terms of in high school test scores and graduation rates. But the divide at the college level remains wide. In 2007, the gap in postsecondary attainment (at least an associate degree) between blacks and whites was 13.3 percent (41.0 percent vs. 27.7 percent). The gap remained in the double digits, at 13.6 percent (46.9 percent vs. 33.3 percent), in 2015. DO BLACK COLLEGES HELP? Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) serve just 0.1 percentof the overall student population, but account for 20 percent of black students who complete bachelor’s degrees. The performance of […]

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