Colleges That Have The SMALLEST Minority Graduation Gaps (PHOTOS)
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Using data from College Results Online, two new reports from the non-profit Education Trust explored the gap between graduation rates of whites and minorities at hundreds of private and public colleges.
According to the group's website:
Even though 57 percent of all students who enroll earn diplomas within six years, the graduation rates for different groups of students are vastly different. Nationally, 60 percent of whites but only 49 percent of Latinos and 40 percent of African Americans who start college hold bachelor's degrees six years later.
The Washington Post points out that national graduation rates usually "run 15 to 20 points lower for black and Hispanic students than for white students." But according to the Education Trust's study, at some schools, like Towson University it Maryland, there is virtually no gap between minority graduation rates and white graduation rates.
The following slides show the schools -- such as Towson -- that have small graduation rate gaps between white and Hispanic students AND white and black students.
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