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Moving Beyond Graduation Rates

A conversation with the Education Trust's Kati Haycock on ensuring that more students become college- and career-ready.


A conversation with the Education Trust’s Kati Haycock on ensuring that more students become college- and career-ready.

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Much like the achievement gap in K-12 schooling, higher education is plagued by its own gap—with respect to minority graduation rates. Nationwide, 60 percent of white students earn a degree within six years on a college campus, compared to only 40 percent of African-Americans and 49 percent of Latinos.

This week, two separate reports released by the Education Trust highlight the colleges that are successfully graduating all of its students at similar rates, as well as those where minority students lag far behind white coeds.

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