Fewer African American Students Graduate from College

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Fewer African American Students Graduate from College

financial stabilityPresident Obama delivered his commencement address to the Class of 2010 at Hampton University on May 9, 2010. This is the first predominately African-American school that President Obama has spoken at. More African-American students are attending college today than ever before. Today, 55 percent of African-American high school seniors go on to pursue a college education, up from only 45 percent in 1970.

Unfortunately, not even half of these students will graduate. Only 43 percent of these students will graduate within six years, which is 20 percent less than Caucasian students. Even more disturbing is that fact that only 36 percent African-American men who enter college will finish their degree.

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