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Document Number: 8744

Big Gaps, Small Gaps: Some Colleges and Universities Do Better Than Others in Graduating African-American Students - The authors dug beneath the averages and looked at data from individual institutions in their College Results Online database and found some institutions with horrendous graduation-rate gaps between black and white students. Other institutions have no gaps at all. This is not entirely about preparation and wide gaps are not inevitable. The authors analysis strongly suggests that what colleges do with and for the students they admit matters a great deal. (Mamie Lynch and Jennifer Engle, The Education Trust, August 2010)...

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