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.

Ten African Americans Named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Through an analysis of the list of new fellows conducted by JBHE, it appears that 10 of the 220 new members are Black. Thus, African Americans make up 4.5 percent of the new members.

A New Class of African American Truman Scholars

The Truman Foundation does not release data on the race or ethnicity of scholarship winners. But it appears that there are at least eight African Americans among the 54 new scholars this year.

Five Black Authors Among the Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards

But none of the five Black writers were selected as winners at the March 8 ceremony in New York City.

Tracking Graduation Rates at HBCUs

The student graduation rate at almost all historically Black colleges and universities is below 50 percent. And the trend is not encouraging.

Against All Odds: A Story of Tenacity, Hard Work, and Higher Education

Four teenage friends all became pregnant in high school. But they vowed that by supporting each other and through dedication to hard work and education, they would succeed. Soon they will all hold MBA degrees.

JBHE Annual Survey: Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

For the 19th consecutive year, JBHE publishes the results of its annual survey of entering Black students at the nation's leading research universities.

The JBHE Annual Survey: Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

Amherst College had led the rankings for five years in a row. This year, Williams College ties Amherst for the top spot.

New Data on the Racial Gap in College Graduation Rates

The U.S. Department of Education recently released data on the success rate of the cohort of students who entered higher education in the fall of 2003.

The Racial Wealth Gap Is Growing: College Access for African Americans at Risk

A new study from the Pew Research Center shows that during the recent recession, the wealth gap has grown even wider.

Honorary Degree Awards Given to Blacks in 2011 by the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts...

The nation’s leading liberal arts colleges gave out 12 honorary degrees to blacks during this spring’s commencement season.

Honorary Degrees Awarded to Blacks at This Spring’s Commencement Ceremonies of the Nation’s Highest-Ranked...

This spring the nation’s 30 highest-ranked universities and 30 highest-ranked liberal arts colleges bestowed honorary degrees on 33 blacks.

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