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Private Colleges Focus on Affordability

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Black colleges need to raise graduation rates

Scripps Howard News Service - Column

July 4, 2011

The president's college completion goal puts new demands on the nation's 105 historically black colleges and universities. Today the overwhelming majority of HBCUs have dismal graduation rates. The Associated Press studied six-year graduation rates of 83 four-year HBCUs and found that only 37 percent of black students earned degrees within six years. Just as worrisome as the low completion rate was the fact that the national graduation rate for black students is 4 percentage points higher than that of the HBCUs collectively.

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