New York Times spotlights Georgia State for African American graduate rates


Georgia State University has gained some positive attention from the New York Times.

The university was the subject of an article due to its status as an “engine of social mobility” among the black community. In fact, the article states that it has awarded more bachelors degrees to African-American students in the last 5 years than any other nonprofit college or university in the country.

Following the story, Georgia State’s president said that they didn’t get there by focusing on any specific group.

“The magic is we’ve done everything at scale for every student. But they – meaning these new programs – most benefit students who have traditionally been less success who had higher dropout rates,” President Mark Becker said. “We didn’t target specific student population but…

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