Advancing to Completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students

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Some U.S. colleges are making the grade for African-American students. Instead of settling for lower success rates, they are taking responsibility for helping more black students graduate. A new report from The Education Trust, “Advancing to Completion,” shows that colleges and universities across the country are generating positive outcomes for African Americans. The report outlines strategies used by the colleges making great strides in improving their outcomes for African-American students.

The report covers only the top 25 institutions making the highest gains in African-American graduation rates and in closing the graduation-rate gap between black and white students from 2004 to 2010. Click here to see how the institutions in the study outside the top 25 performed.

Publication date: 
September 20 2012