Graduation rates among Northeastern’s African-American students continue to rise
Graduation rates among African-American students at Northeastern University have increased by 27.4 percentage points over the last decade, a fact that was highlighted this week in a report by The Education Trust.
The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit is dedicated to closing the achievement gap among low-income families and minorities.
As highlighted in the report, Northeastern increased its graduation rate for African-American students from 42.1 percent in 2002 to 69.5 percent in 2011. From 2010 to 2011, the graduation rate for African-American students jumped 4.8 percent.
“As a society, we are stronger when we are diverse,” said Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University. “At Northeastern, diversity is our priority. It is a collective commitment and I am glad that our efforts are bearing fruit. We must continue on this path.”