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Interactive Map: Ethnicity, Graduation Rates, and College ROI


College graduation rates are on the rise among students who identify as Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native, according to The National Center for Education Statistics. In fact, in 2009-2010, over 27 percent of all bachelor’s degrees were awarded to students who did not identify as White.


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That’s an increase from the previous recorded year of 1999-2000, when 22.5 percent of bachelor’s degrees went to students who identified as an ethnicity other than White. Associate’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorates showed similar growth.

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For PayScale’s recent College ROI data package, we crossed the 50 schools with the highest percentages of White, Hispanic, Black, Asian, American Indian, and Hawaiian students with their graduation rates and 20-year net ROIs. In this interactive map, you can see the top 50 schools for each ethnicity, the total graduation rates, and the graduation rate for students of each ethnicity at a given college or university.

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