Rutgers-Newark: Where blacks graduate | Joanne

Students in a class on the HBO series “The Wire.” Photo: Meredith Kolodner

Hechinger’s Meredith Kolodner, writing in The Atlantic, explains how Rutgers-Newark helps black students graduate.
Nationwide, the four-year college graduation rate for black students is half that of whites, she writes. At Rutgers-Newark, blacks are as likely as whites to make it to a degree.

In 2015, Rutgers-Newark’s six-year graduation rate was 64 percent for black students and 63 percent for white students, according to administrators, compared with 40 percent and 61 percent respectively at public institutions…

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