Education: Situation Report: Education

GRADE SCHOOL Only 58% of black school children complete the eighth grade, as against 73% of their white classmates.

HIGH SCHOOL. About 40% of black teen-agers finish high school, compared with 62% of whites. COLLEGE. Black enrollment has almost doubled since 1964, but the relative black total has barely changed: only 6.4% of U.S. undergraduates are black, compared with 5% in 1964. They number 434,000; almost half attend black colleges, mainly in the South. At major integrated universities, perhaps 3 out of 100 students are black.

GRADUATE SCHOOL. Blacks account for an estimated 1% of doctoral candidates (most of them in education), less...

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