Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Some HBCUs struggle with rock-bottom graduation rates

Some HBCUs struggle with rock-bottom graduation rates:
Image result for a mind is a terrible thing to waste"In analyzing federal data for an in-depth examination of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities, the AJC found that the six-year graduation rates at 20 schools were 20 percent or lower in 2015.
This means that four of five beginning freshmen at those schools didn’t earn a degree within six years.  
Coming Thursday: The AJC publishes  HBCUs: A Threatened Heritage. The special three-part series will examine the problems many of the schools face, the unique role they play in students’ lives, and the perils that lie ahead. 
A handful of HBCUs are graduating more than 50 percent of new freshmen within six years. Spelman College in Atlanta, for example, led all HBCUs, with a rate of 76 percent. 
Others, however, are struggling.  Here’s a sampling:
School and 6-year graduation rate20102015
Arkansas Baptist College2%5%
Virginia University of Lynchburg5%5%
Harris-Stowe State University13%7%
Concordia College Alabama4%10%
Southwestern Christian College10%10%
Texas College6%13%
Paul Quinn College9%13%
Le Moyne-Owen College17%13%
Southern University New Orleans4%14%
Other selected colleges, for comparison20102015
University of Georgia80%85%
Georgia State University48%58%
Spelman College70%76%
Morehouse College57%51%
Clark Atlanta University43%38%
U.S. average, all colleges48%59%
Read on!

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