Graduation Rates at Minority-Serving Institutions

A new analysis from the American Council on Education found higher graduation rates at minority-serving institutions than federal data suggests. The report from ACE, which is higher education's umbrella group, was based on data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which can give more detail than is often found in federal data sets.

Colleges can be deemed to be minority serving by the federal government based on their original purpose when established or on certain enrollment thresholds. Over all, minority-serving institutions enroll 4.8 million students, according to the new report, which is roughly 28 percent of the nation's total enrollment.

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