1963 vs. Today: African-American Progress by the Numbers

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  • Income
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  • High School Graduates
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  • 1963 vs. Today: African-American Progress by the Numbers
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  • Elected Officials

College Students and Graduates

There were only 234,000 Blacks registered as college students in 1964, and 365,000 or 3.9 percent (ages 25 and over) of Blacks completed four years of college. By 2012, 2.6 million, more that 10 times the amount in 1964, were registered college students, with 5.1 million who had completed a bachelor’s degree.

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