U.Va.'s Black Graduation Rate Still Tops

September 16, 2010

September 16, 2010 — The University of Virginia maintained the highest graduation rate for African-American students of any state-chartered institution in the nation for the 16th consecutive year.

Every year, the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education analyzes data from the National Collegiate Athletic Association on graduation rates at public and private colleges and universities. U.Va.'s black graduation rate of 87 percent tops flagship schools by a wide margin, the journal said. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has the next-highest rate at 76 percent.

The University of California, Berkeley ranked third with a black student graduation rate of 72 percent. The University of Texas, the University of Michigan, the University of Florida and the University of Georgia all had a black student graduation rate of at least 70 percent.

— By Anne Bromley