HBCU Review: North Carolina Central University Sets Graduation Record

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Graduation Rates Troubling at HBCUs

A report from the Associated Press finds that graduation rates have declined at 57 of the 80 four-year HBCUs reporting data between 2006 and 2011, falling from 37.7 percent in 2006 to 33.7 percent in 2011. The report cited financial strain stemming from Black unemployment and tougher requirements to qualify for federal loans for the apparent downturn. (Photo: West Rock/Getty Images)