In the 2012-13 academic year, there were 4,082,004 Black or African American students enrolled in Title IV institutions in the United States. Blacks made up 14.4 percent of all students at these educational institutions.
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In 2001, there was almost no racial gap in unemployment rates for recent college graduates. After the Great Recession, a significant racial gap emerged.
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During the 2011-12 academic year, Blacks made up 14.5 percent of all enrollments in degree-granting institutions but earned only 10.1 percent of all degrees earned at these institutions. Blacks were 19.2 percent of all students who earned degrees at private, for-profit degree granting institutions.
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For Whites, 53 percent of all high school seniors were rated proficient or advanced but only 17 percent of Black students scored at this level. Some 39 percent of Black students were rated as “Below Basic” compared to 11 percent of Whites.
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Nationwide in 2010, 66.1 percent of Black students who entered high school four years earlier earned their diplomas. In states with significant numbers of Black students, the ones with the highest graduation rates were Arizona, Colorado, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
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