Texas Tech University

Even when graduation rates rise, black students at many colleges get left behind

The Hechinger Report

March 23, 2016

The Hechinger Report - A rising tide does not automatically lift all boats, especially if you’re an African-American college student, a new report shows.

At Texas Tech University, black student graduation rates have risen by ten percentage points, and the gap between black and whites students has shrunk by four points. After noticing a high dropout rate among students of color, college administrators developed a program called Mentor Tech. It includes about 60 workshops a year that offer academic, career and personal support to black and Latino students. 

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