12:31pm May 13, 2013

3 Interesting Charts from the UPenn Study on HBCUs


A new study by University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education called The Changing Face of Historically Black Colleges and Universities features several interesting charts. The report was released on May 9.  The entire study can be seen here http://www.gse.upenn.edu/pdf/cmsi/Changing_Face_HBCUs.pdf

There are several good charts that make up the study. Chart one shows the gap in endowments between HBCUs and other colleges and universities. The issue has always been a problem for HBCUs. When John Wilson (who is now the President of Morehouse) was at the White House as head of the HBCU initiative, he talked a lot on the endowment problem and advocated for all HBCU grads to donate money to their HBCUs.

Chart two shows the graduation rates at HBCUs which has also been an issue.  Chart three shows the gender gap at HBCUs.  There is also a chart on the top ten schools that have gender parity.



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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is an opinion journalist, comms expert and political analyst focused on justice reform policy. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of Black members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke was a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin, Hardball and Up on MSNBC, WVON in Chicago, WURD in Philadelphia and WOL and WHUR in Washington, D.C. She is currently the Managing Editor of Politic365 and a contributing writer for TheRoot and NBC Black where she writes opinion and analysis. Additionally, Ms. Burke has been a contract photographer for Associated Press since 2004. She has authored three books of photography including two on President Obama's 2008 campaign for the presidency and one with Marvel Comics publisher Stan Lee. Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. Here e-mail is: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @LVBurke. Instagram: LVB325.



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