Graduates of historically black colleges and universities do better in the labor market long term than non-HBCU grads, according to a new article by Morehouse economist Greg Price and two fellow economists from Howard University.Here are links to the research:
The article, which was spotlighted in a blog on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s website, was published in the current edition of The Review of Black Political Economy.
Their findings consider the returns of earning a baccalaureate degree from an HBCU relative to a non-HBCU for black Americans. Their findings counter the results of a 2010 study that concluded long-term returns of graduating from an HBCU were negative.
“Our results lend support to the idea that HBCUs continue to have a compelling educational justification, as the labor market outcomes of their graduates are superior to what they would have been had they graduated from a non-HBCU,” according to their article.
- The Relative Returns to Graduating from a Historically Black College/University: Propensity Score Matching Estimates from the National Survey of Black Americans
- The Returns on an HBCU Education