Colleges and Universities With the Highest Black Student Graduation Rates

New data from the Department of Education shows that there are nine colleges and universities in the United States with a black student graduation rate of 90 percent or higher.

As has been the case in the recent past, Harvard University has the highest black graduation rate at 95 percent. But four colleges and universities are right on Harvard’s heels with a black student graduation rate of 94 percent. They are Amherst College, Williams College, Wellesley College, and Princeton University.

Brown University, Yale University, Washington University, and Stanford University all produce black graduation rates of at least 90 percent.

There are 12 other colleges and universities at which the black student graduation rate is 86 percent or better. They include: Northwestern University, Smith College, Columbia University, Rice University, Hamilton College, Dartmouth College, the University of Virginia, and Wesleyan University. Also posting black graduation rates of 86 percent or better are Duke University, Swarthmore College, Wake Forest University, Hamilton College, and the University of Pennsylvania.