More than 190,000 African Americans Earned Credentials From Four-Year Colleges in 2013-14

Dept_of_Education_LogoA 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.

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  1. william f collins says:

    My concern with this report ( which I read ) and any report that the U.S> Department of Education. The Department has ,for some bizarre reason, folded any student who declares that their racial identity as Black and one or more other races into the nebulous two or more races category. Black biracial persons make up a plurality of this “demographic” ( majority of those under 18 yrs). So we really get an inaccurate picture of the total student population that may have self-identified themselves or been identified by their parents.( average age of biracial Black persons is -16 yrs.) as either Black alone or Black in combination with another race.

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