Top Education Stories Affecting African-Americans in 2012

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  • Spelman Chooses Health Over Sports
  • Affirmative Action Goes Before Supreme Court
  • Graduation Rate Narrows Between Black and White Athletes
  • African-American Students Feel More Prepared for College
  • Oprah's Academy Graduates Its First Class
  • Congress Extends Low Student Loan Interest Rate
  • Obama Sends Threat to Colleges
  • Education Equals Better Health
  • White House Hosts HBCU Entrepreneurship Conference
  • Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban Struck Down
  • Department of Education Pledges Funds for HBCUs
  • Morehouse to Introduce Black LGBT Course
  • NAACP Goes After NYC's Elite Schools

Graduation Rate Narrows Between Black and White Athletes

A report earlier this year announced that the graduation gap between Black and white student athletes has narrowed by almost 4 percent in the last year. The study showed that the graduation rate for African-American male basketball student athletes stands at 60 percent while white players have a rate of 88 percent. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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