Lower graduation rates at Black colleges and universities


Although certain historically Black colleges and universities, like Howard and Spelman, boast graduation rates that are higher than the national average for all colleges/universities and female enrollment is up, HBCUs graduate far fewer men than women and overall graduation rates at these institutions are below the national average for Black students at mainstream schools and for all students, in general.

According to the Associated Press, “UNCF, the United Negro College Fund, which represents 39 private HBCUs, said on its web site the ‘average graduation rate at HBCU(s) is higher than the average graduation rate for African-Americans at majority institutions’ — a claim that is contradicted, both for HBCUs and UNCF members” by a study of government statistics, conducted by the AP. UNCF has since removed that statement.

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