Believe me, I'm concerned about national graduation rates, as well. At 55.5 percent (six-year) nationally, we could be doing a lot better. However, HBCUs get unfair treatment when it comes to discussions of graduation rates, and here is why.
America was once thought of as the leader of the free world. Over the next 30 years, U.S. cities and states probably will be defined by what happens with the bottom two-thirds of citizens rather than the top one-third.
91 percent of white basketball players on 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament Teams graduated last year, while only 59 percent of their black counterparts earned their college degree -- a 32 percent gap.
Nearly seven in ten Americans enroll in some form of postsecondary education. That's a record number, but it obscures another reality: Colleges are getting more people to start a race they cannot finish