A new national report shows that North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has seen an increase of more than 27 per­centage points in the grad­u­a­tion rate of African Amer­ican stu­dents over the last decade.

The data was issued by The Edu­ca­tion Trust, a Washington-​​based non­profit that works on closing achieve­ment gaps for low income and minority fam­i­lies. North­eastern is high­lighted in the report as one of a few uni­ver­si­ties nation­wide that are making big strides in the grad­u­a­tion rates of minority students.

In In 2011, Northeastern’s grad­u­a­tion rate for African Amer­i­cans was 69.5 per­cent while, in 2002, the grad­u­a­tion rate was 42.1 per­cent, the report said. The grad­u­a­tion rate jumped more than 4 per­centage points between 2010 and 2011, according to the findings.

Arne Duncan, the U.S. Sec­re­tary of Edu­ca­tion, last week acknowl­edged Northeastern’s grad­u­a­tion rates on Twitter.

Read the article at Boston Business Journal →