Among the Nation’s Highest-Ranked Liberal Arts Colleges, Bucknell and Washington & Lee Report the Best Black Student Yield

Last week JBHE reported that, according to our annual survey of the nation’s highest-ranked universities, Harvard posted the best black student yield. So-called yield, the percentage of applicants who decide to go to a college that issues an invitation to them, has become the standard measure of an institution’s strength and drawing power.

Among the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, the annual JBHE rankings show Bucknell University and Washington & Lee University with the highest black student yield at 56.4 percent. Colby College in Maine and Wellesley College in Massachusetts were the only other high-ranking liberal arts colleges reporting a black student yield greater than 40 percent.