High-Ranking Colleges and Universities With Huge Racial Disparities in Student Graduation Rates

Generally, black student graduation rates are very positive at the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities.

But 17 of the 57 high-ranking colleges and universities in a recent JBHE survey still show a black graduation rate that is 10 percentage points or more below the graduation rate for white students.

This year there are 20-point gaps at Middlebury College, Carleton College, and Washington and Lee University. The racial graduation rate gap is 19 percentage points at the University of Michigan and Bowdoin College.