It’s Time to Stop Calculating Graduation Rates
In 2004, when I first became a college president, it was at a historically black college with low graduation rates — 16 percent over all and 11 percent for men. There was (and still is) a lot of criticism of historically black colleges and universities for not getting students across the finish line. With more than two-thirds of HBCU students eligible for Pell Grants, and with Pell recipients generally having lower graduation rates, the numbers aren’t surprising.
Originally published: February 23, 2020
Author: Walter M. Kimbrough
Institution: Dillard University
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed