More than 190,000 African Americans Earned Credentials From Four-Year Colleges in 2013-14
Filed in Research & Studies on August 3, 2015
A new report from the U.S. Department of Education offers preliminary data on higher educational degree awards in the 2013-14 academic year.
According to the report, four-year Title IV degree-granting institutions made 3,248,544 degree or certificate awards in the 2013-14 academic year. Of these 57.6 percent were bachelor’s degrees and 23.2 percent were master’s degrees. Less than 5 percent of all awards were certificates.
African Americans earned 190,279 degrees and certificates from four-year institutions in the 2013-14 academic year. They made up 10.4 percent of all individuals who were given degrees or certificates from four-year institutions.
At two-year community colleges, African Americans earned 13.6 percent of the 1,276,718 degrees and certificates awarded by these institutions during the 2013-14 academic year.
The full report, Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2014-15; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2013-14; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2013-14, can be downloaded by clicking here.