Higher Education: Breaking It Down

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Higher Education: Breaking It Down

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Breaking down higher ed graduation rates for students of color.

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Tiffany Tardy

Tiffany Tardy

Tiffany Tardy is the Program Director for All-In Milwaukee, an organization providing financial aid, advising, program and career support for limited-income college students from the Milwaukee area. She has a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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Angela Fitzgerald: What are the realities for students of color? The Civil Rights Movement has helped make higher education more accessible, but predominantly white universities still struggle to create a welcoming environment.

According to a 2017 study, approximately 46% of Black students who started at a four-year public school complete their degrees in six years or less. That’s almost 10 points lower than Hispanic students, and more than 20 points lower than white or Asian students.

Are there solutions to make higher education more inclusive and improve graduation rates for all students?

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