with regard to race and college degree completion

While Hispanics dominate the headlines when it comes to college degree completion, other races also face unique trends. Blacks, for instance, represent an underrepresented group among bachelor’s degree holders. In 2012, blacks made up 14% of college-aged students but earned only 9% of bachelor’s degrees.


Researchers have studied the relationship between race and college degree completion rates. They have found that minority students are less likely to complete college than their white counterparts. In addition, completion rates are much lower for black men than they are for white students. This gap is due in part to the fact that black men are less likely to pursue a higher education.

Despite the differences, Asian and white students had higher completion rates compared to their black counterparts. But white students finished more than half their educations compared to Hispanics and black students. These results are consistent with the current statistics. Although the figures aren’t as high as those for Hispanic students, they still show a significant difference.

Minority students are disproportionately represented in public institutions, where enrollment rates are generally higher than for other students. As a result, public colleges are under pressure to increase the completion rates of minority students. The report looks at first-time college students, both at two-year and four-year public institutions.

While the largest demographic story is about Hispanics, other races have their own unique set of trends. For instance, while whites made up the majority of college students in 2012, blacks accounted for only 9% of bachelor’s degree recipients. However, if all races had the same percentage of white college graduates, they would have higher graduation rates.

The report was based on data collected from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSCRC) and the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. The research sample used for this study was composed of 2,823,678 students and was weighted by race and ethnicity. Data for race and ethnicity were collected from schools since 2009, and the coverage rate has slowly increased. In 2016, approximately half of Clearinghouse data included race and ethnicity information.

However, further investigation is necessary to understand how race and college degree completion differ in different institutions. For example, black students are less likely than white students to receive degrees from institutions that rank higher than their Hispanic counterparts. This could be due to varying tuition rates. In some instances, advisers may discourage students from pursuing higher-paying degree types that are perceived as more difficult. In addition, introductory classes may be used to weed out weaker students.

Institutional factors

There are several institutional factors that may affect race and college degree completion. For example, racial disparities in college costs may discourage students of color from pursuing certain degrees. On-campus advising may also be biased against students of color. However, these factors may not be the main cause of racial disparities in college degree completion.

Although the findings indicate that racial and institutional factors can contribute to the difference in degree completion rates, there are no significant differences between the sexes or races. Public institutions enroll the majority of college students, and this has put pressure on them to improve degree completion rates for minority students. This report looks at the results for first-time-in college students from fall 2010 at two-year and four-year public institutions.

The highest completion rates were among white, Asian, and Hispanic students. However, black students had the lowest completion rate. The overall completion rate was 23.7 percent. Black men who enrolled at two-year institutions were the least likely to complete their degree after six years.

Overall, white students completed more degrees than black students at the same institutions. While black students’ completion rate was significantly lower than white students’, it was equal for Asian and Hispanic students. Furthermore, the percentage of Hispanic and black students who were white had the highest completion rates.

Despite these disparities, white students outperform black students in a few majors. For instance, white males earned more bachelor’s degrees in engineering than their black counterparts. However, black women did not earn as many degrees as white men did. This is a clear indication that there is still room for improvement in college degree completion rates among Hispanics and blacks.

Advising practices

As an advisor, you have a responsibility to ensure that you are providing the best possible support for your students, regardless of race or ethnicity. This means accounting for student differences and creating spaces for student-centered equity conversations. The SSIPP framework outlines four core principles of holistic advising and provides a checklist for institutions to follow when designing their advising practices. By utilizing these principles, your institution can improve the chances of student success and close the achievement gap.

Many colleges and universities do not publish data about their advising practices with regard to race and college degree completion. This is in large part because federal accountability systems don’t collect data by race. However, it is necessary to collect outcomes data by race to make sure colleges strive to provide an equal path to graduation for all students, and to hold them accountable when they fall short of that goal.

In addition to ensuring that advisors are equipped with relevant data, they should also provide sufficient training and resources to effectively integrate data analytics into their advising practices. Without the right training, advisors can be discouraged from using data analytics to improve their student outcomes.

Advising practices should be centered on two-way communication with students. It should include explaining the decisions made and how they will affect the student’s learning journey. In addition, advisors should be proactive and initiate conversations with students before challenges escalate. To further ensure that their students get the best advising support, advisors should schedule appointments early so that students can have priority questions.

There are many factors that contribute to student retention. A student’s social and financial integration is one of them. The student’s commitment to school is another. The student’s level of commitment is another key factor in the decision to drop out or finish college. Moreover, advisors should try to build a relationship with the department chairs and faculty directors to help students complete their coursework.

Advising practices with regard to race and the percentage of college completion vary across institutions. For example, white students earn more college degrees than their black and Hispanic peers. In contrast, Hispanic students finish their studies at institutions that spend less money and have lower SAT scores. The gap between white and black students is as high as $2 million per year.


Pricing of college degrees varies across the country. However, white graduates tend to have a substantial advantage over their black and Hispanic peers. The median cost per student at four-year institutions was over $16,000, compared to just under $13,000 for the average black or Hispanic graduate.

These disparities are related to several factors, including institutional characteristics, selectivity, campus climate, and financial aid. Moreover, the results of the study emphasize the complex relationship between socio-economic status and college completion. In order to address this issue, policymakers should consider the implications of these disparities.

There are several benefits to completing education. First, a completed degree can protect a person from unemployment. This is particularly important during a recession. In addition, a completed education is good for both the individual and the public purse. It is also beneficial for a person’s career.

Third, completion rates vary between races and ethnic groups. The most common measure of completion is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), a federal survey of colleges. This survey requires institutions that participate in federal student aid programs to report data on their enrollments, finances, and completion rates.

Overall, pricing for four-year college degrees is uneven and often disproportionate. A student’s race and ethnicity can impact the affordability of a degree. One study found that white students earn more than half a bachelor’s degree, while Hispanics earn just under 40 percent. Further, black and Hispanic students are significantly underrepresented in fields of high-paying positions.

Overall, male students were less likely to complete an associate’s degree than their female counterparts, and black male students were the least likely to complete a degree. However, despite the disparity in completion rates, some institutions have made progress in decreasing racial and ethnic differences.

The completion rates of white and Asian students were higher than those of other races. However, the completion rates of black and Hispanic students were the lowest.

Chelsea Glover