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HBCUs, Diversity, and Graduation Rates

On the one hand, some of them have fine records on graduating students and getting them into graduate and professional schools, as a new report shows. John Rosenberg, however, points out that those good educational results occur without diversity. Read his post, with a link to the glowing report, here.

On the other hand, some HBCUs have embarrassingly low graduation rates — as bad or worse than the for-profit schools now being flogged by Senator Harkin. But he doesn’t attack the HBCUs.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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