Getting Schooled: African-Americans and Education

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  • The Obama Education Initiative
  • The Consensus
  • How Are Blacks Faring in High School?
  • High School Graduation Rate for Black Males
  • Black Males: From High School to Higher Education
  • College Graduation Rates in Black and White
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  • Males vs. Females: College Graduation Rates
  • What Does This Mean for Historically Black Colleges and Universities?
  • How Much Does College Cost?
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  • Factors for Low College Enrollment Rates
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  • Michelle Obama’s Education Initiative

How Are Blacks Faring in High School?

The African-American high school dropout rate is higher than the national dropout rate, at 9.6 and 8.1 percent, respectively. In 2010, the Black high school graduation rate was 63.6 percent compared to the U.S. graduation rate of 80.6 percent.

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