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Source: New York Times

The University of Georgia State has in the last few years awarded more bachelor’s degrees to African American students than any other university in the U.S.

Given that Georgia State was established with “white businessmen” in mind and often rejected black students, the university has come a long way with a 180 degree transformation.

Atlanta is rated as one of the top 10 states with the worst graduation rates for black men, and the university now stands tall as an inspiration among other institutions. For the last years, the university has focused on retention of black students and increased its graduation rates from 32 percent to 54 percent since 2003.

The transformation has been inspirational to Institutions of higher education from around the world, such that staff from various universities have gone to visit the university simply to learn from its programs in hopes of modeling their own successful programs to attract, retain and support black students.

Read Full Story: New York Times

 

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