September 28th, 2010

WATCH: Reaching Graduation -- Minorities and Higher Education

Almost 60% of black and Latino students at four-year colleges and universities fail to earn diplomas.  For black men, the figure is even worse–about 70% don’t graduate.  But if it doesn’t have to be this way and a number of universities are proving it.

At the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a diverse institution with 16,000 undergraduates, 70% of black students and 65% of Latino students earn diplomas.

Stony Brook uses a carefully thought out approach to help low-income, mostly minority students reach the finish line and it could be a model for the rest of the nation.

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This program is made possible by the following funders:
Grade Level Reading Fund of the Tides Foundation, The Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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