Report Shows Educational and Economic Impact of HBCUs

Title: HBCUs Punching Above Their Weight

Source: UNCF

Author: K.M. Saunders and B.T. Nagle

A recent report released by UNCF examines enrollment and graduate outcomes at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). According to the report, HBCUs make up only 3 percent of all postsecondary institutions and 8.5 percent of the nation’s four-year institutions, but graduate about one-third of all Black STEM degree seekers and one-quarter of Black bachelor’s degree seekers overall.

The authors finds that, in 2016, nearly 24 percent of Black undergraduates pursuing a bachelor’s degree were enrolled in an HBCU. The report concludes with a state-by-state analysis highlighting enrollment, completion, and economic impact data for each of the 21 states and territories that have HBCUs.

Click here to read the report.

—Ben Schaap

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