Slight Improvement in African-American College Student Graduation Rates

New data shows that the college graduation rate for all black students at the nation’s largest universities has inched upward from 43 percent to 44 percent. The black student graduation rate improved by one percentage point for both black men and black women. The current graduation rate for black men is 37 percent. For black women the graduation rate is 11 percentage points higher at 48 percent.

The overall college graduation rate for whites remained the same at 63 percent. Thus there was a very small reduction in the still very wide black-white graduation rate gap.