African Americans and College Education by the Numbers|UNCF


HBCUs make up only three percent of the country’s colleges and universities, but enroll 10 percent of all African American students and produce almost 20 percent of all African American graduates. 

At times, the numbers are discouraging. Many of the country’s colleges have historically struggled to retain and graduate African American students, especially first-generation students from low-income families. Overall, research shows that, despite progress, there remains significant room for improvement. Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), on the other hand, see some of the most…

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