USA: Tracking Graduation Rates at HBCUs
Four, I repeat, four historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are managing to graduate more than 50% of their Black students within 6 years of starting their degree. The rest are all below 50%… this after 6 years of studying. However, this problem starts in the schools. When the USA government decided to make affirmative action their priority and fast-track Black students into colleges and universities ahead of others, so you know, they too could feel clever, then the standard of education went south. Same as what they did to the housing market. When the government decided that all people should have the right to a home loan, they managed to crash the entire world economy, just so that Black people could own a house – money or not. Today, USA schools lag behind many other countries in numeracy and literacy and they have people in colleges and universities who shouldn’t be there – all so that White guilt can be wiped out and Black hustlers appeased. But, don’t expect these statistics to continue. It’s only a matter of time before the standards are dropped so that Blacks don’t appear to be quite so stupid – just as long as the Liberals can feel all warm and fuzzy inside, then this is justified in their eyes. The end justifies the means…..
JBHE has compiled a listing of Black student graduation rates at a large group of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities. The graduation rates shown here are four-year averages for Black students who entered a particular college or university from 2001 to 2004 and earned their degree at the same institution within six years.
The highest Black student graduation rate at the HBCUs is at Spelman College in Atlanta. There, 79 percent of entering students graduate from Spelman within six years. This rate is higher than the Black student graduation rate at many of the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities. The Black student graduation at Spelman College is 15 percentage points higher than at any other HBCU in our survey.
The Black student graduation rate at Howard University is 64 percent. This ranks Howard second among the HBCUs in our survey. Morehouse College in Atlanta ranks third with a Black student graduation rate of 61 percent.
The only other HBCU in our survey with a Black student graduation rate of more than 50 percent is Hampton University in Virginia. There, 54 percent of entering Black students earn a degree at Hampton within six years.
At nearly half the HBCUs in our survey, the Black student graduation rate is 33 percent or lower.
At these institutions, less than one third of all entering African American students earned a bachelor’s degree within six years. There are six HBCUs in our survey where less than one in five entering Black students earn a bachelor’s degree within six years.
The lowest Black student graduation rate is at the University of the District of Columbia. There, only 10 percent of entering students earn their degree at UDC within six years. At Texas Southern University in Houston, the Black student graduation rate is 11 percent.
Even more discouraging is the recent trend in graduation rates at historically Black colleges and universities.
Of the 37 HBCUs in our survey, 21 have shown a decline in their Black student graduation rate over the past five years. Only 15 HBCUs have shown an improvement. The Black student graduation rate at Florida A&M University is the same as it was five years ago but is significantly less than was the case a decade ago.
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