Report Finds HBCUs Do a Great Job in Aiding the Upward Economic Mobility of Their Graduates


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A new report from the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University in New Jersey finds that historically Black colleges and universities are doing an admirable job fostering the upward mobility of their students, especially considering the large share of their students that come from lower-income backgrounds. Furthermore, the study found that HBCUs are furthering upward mobility of their student population, which is drawn from the lower economic rungs, than the general college-going population at predominately White institutions. A key finding of the report is that despite the fact that...