5 Schools With Higher Black Grad Rates

At some predominantly white colleges, black students graduate at higher rates than whites.

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4. Wellesley College

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Massachusett's Wellesley College is known to graduate "Women Who Will." Wellesley graduates 92 percent of its black students, compared with 90 percent of its white students. That's a big increase from 80 percent in 1998. Shouts to Harambee House!

5. Pomona College

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Maybe California's sunny skies influence Pomona's high graduation rate. On average, Pomona graduates 81 percent of its black students, compared with 80 percent of its white students. Go, Sagehens!

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