Coppin State University to Offer Fully Online Bachelor’s Degree Program in Management

Beginning this September, students can enroll in the online bachelor's degree program in management that was designed in conjunction with Pearson Learning Solutions.

Honorary Degrees Given to Blacks by Leading Liberal Arts Colleges in 2012

The nation's highest-ranked liberal arts colleges gave out 16 honorary degrees to Blacks this spring. Last year only 12 Blacks received honorary degrees from this same group of liberal arts colleges.

Three African Americans Earn Ph.D.s in Chemistry at Ole Miss

On average, about 50 African Americans earn a Ph.D. in chemistry every year. This year three of them are at the University of Mississippi.

Several Historically Black Universities Set Graduation Records

Several historically Black colleges and universities have reported a record number of degrees conferred at this year's commencement exercises.

Only 40 Percent of Black University Graduates in Britain Find Work Within Six Months

Black graduates are 30 percent less likely to find full-time employment as White university graduates.

Dr. Shaq Makes Good on a Promise to His Mother

The four-time NBA champion, 11-time All Star, and most valuable player, was awarded a doctorate in education at Barry University.

African American Musician Is the 200,000th Graduate of the University of Central Florida

Wendell Raulerson III received a bachelor's degree in music and is one of the first students to graduate in the university's jazz studies program.

The Huge Racial Gap in College Graduation Rates

Only 39.5 percent of Black students who entered four-year-college bachelor's degree programs in 2004, earned their degree within six years.

A Check-Up of Blacks in U.S. Medical Schools

Over the first decade of the 21st century, the Black percentage of all U.S. medical school graduates has declined.

African Americans Making Significant Progress in Graduate Nursing Programs

While the percentage of Blacks in entry-level nursing programs has declined in recent years, Black enrollments in graduate-level nursing programs has surged.

The Gender Gap in African American Degree Attainments

Black women hold a slight overall lead over Black men but the gender gap is much larger if we look only at younger Black women and younger Black men.

Good News on Educational Attainments

One in five adult African Americans over the age of 25 are now college educated. There has been tremendous progress, but a significant racial gap remains.

Bakersfield College Aims to Increase Retention and Graduation Rates for Black Men

In the 2010-11 academic year the 638 Black students on campus had a mean grade point average of 1.63. Only 17 of the 638 Black students on campus were awarded an associate's degree.

Johnson C. Smith University and Charlotte Law School Start Dual Degree Program

Students can earn a bachelor's degree and a juris doctorate in six years.

Improving the Black Student Graduation Rate at the University of Arkansas

More than 300 first-generation college students at the University of Arkansas are enrolled in a program where they receive academic, personal, career, and financial advice.

The Racial Gap in Graduation Rates at the U.S. Service Academies

Nationwide, the Black student college graduation rate is about 20 percentage points lower than the rate for White students. But at the U.S. service academies the racial gap is much lower.

Proposed Legislation Would Require D.C. High School Students to Take the SAT or ACT

They would also have to fill out an application to a college or trade school in order to graduate from high school.

Number of Blacks Earning Doctorates Declined in 2010

Some, but not all, of the decline is due to a reclassification of 77 doctoral programs in education.

Black Progress in Graduation Rates at Flagship State Universities

Great progress is being made, but at 38 flagship state universities the racial gap in graduation rates is more than 10 percentage points.

Student Group at Cornell Seeks to Boost Black Male Graduation Rate

Students Working Ambitiously to Graduate (SWAG) pairs African-American male freshmen with upperclass mentors.

Dispelling the Myth of the “Dumb Black Jock” in College Athletics

It is likely that the financial aid provided by an athletic scholarship is a critical factor in enabling many black student athletes to stay in school.

The Racial Gap in College Student Graduation Rates

For black students who matriculated in the fall of 2004, only 43 percent earned their degree within six years.

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