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HBCUs propel grads up the American economic ladder

Graduates of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) climb the economic ladder at rates well above those of their non-HBCU-graduate peers. HBCU graduates are 51 percent more likely to move into a higher-income quintile than graduates of non-HBCUs. Moreover, the economic mobility rate for HBCUs is nearly double that of all US colleges.

The mean mobility rate for HBCUs is 3.0 percent, nearly double that of all colleges in the United States.
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To read the article, see “How HBCUs can accelerate Black economic mobility,” July 30, 2021.