Thursday, April 21, 2011

Morehouse Economist Find HBCU Graduates Do Better In Labor Market Than Non-HBCU Graduates

Found this via none other than Morehouse's official website. This is bound to be an ego boost to both the students and faculty. I should find this study and see how it's justified:
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.

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.
Here are links to the research:
Reading a little into that shall prove to be very interesting.

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