Ripon first in nation for graduation rate for students of color

Ripon College is ranked number one in the nation on the Power 150 Index, an identification of Best Colleges for Students of Color by Alliance College-Ready Public Schools.

“While more than two-thirds of public colleges and universities have increased graduation rates over the last decade, the graduation gap grew by 19 percent between white students and underrepresented minorities,” the Alliance says. “College selection has more impact on a student’s likelihood of graduating than any other factor in their college experience, accord.”

To aid in this selection, Alliance has identified 150 colleges with the highest minority graduation rates of 75 percent or higher among the 4,200 U.S. colleges and universities.

(Photo: James-Mark Ooko-Ombaka ’16 of Mount Vernon, New York, celebrates graduation with his family from Nairobi, Kenya.)


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