noted for high black graduation rate
A study recently published in the Journal of Blacks
in Higher Education shows that U.Va. graduated the highest percentage
of African Americans among public universities last year. The
only public school among the top 15, U.Va.'s graduation rate of
87 percent is higher than that at Duke, Stanford, and five of
the Ivy Leagues.
heads the list, with a graduation rate of 94 percent for African
Americans, coupled with a white graduation rate of 97 percent.
Other schools with rates above 85 percent include Haverford, Vassar,
Hamilton, Princeton, Brown, Amherst and Williams.
contrast, historically black colleges and universities have lower
graduation rates, which the article in the Autumn issue attributes
to lack of financial aid. Among those institutions, Spelman College
in Atlanta had the highest rate, 76 percent.