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Featured Publications:

Building Better Futures: The Value of a UNCF Investment
This report documents the impact of UNCF’s scholarships by analyzing the effect of award dollars on African American scholarship recipients’ likelihood of graduating. The study confirms that students who receive UNCF scholarship dollars are more likely to be retained for their second year and later graduate at higher rates than the national profile of African American college students.

Done to Us, Not With Us: African American Parent Perceptions of K‐12 Education
This publication explores how low‐income African American parents view the K‐12 education system and their role in supporting their children. The report is one of UNCF’s first steps in establishing a presence in the parental advocacy space.

Serving Students and the Public Good: HBCUs and the Washington Monthly’s College Rankings
Using the Washington Monthly’s College Rankings as source data, this report demonstrates the contributions of HBCUs to the social mobility of disadvantaged students by disproportionately helping them earn college degrees.

Understanding HBCU Retention and Completion
This publication illustrates that when the impact of student level factors (academic preparedness and socioeconomic status) is taken into account, HBCUs often do a better job of retaining and graduating students than other institutions that enroll similar populations.


Upcoming Publications:

Understanding HBCU Retention & Completion Supplement: A Focus on UNCF Member Institutions. This report complements Understanding HBCU Retention & Completion with a focus on UNCF Member Institutions.

Calculating HBCU Completion more Comprehensively: Using National Student Clearinghouse Data for UNCF Member Institutions. The research brief uses data from the National Student Clearinghouse to demonstrate that HBCU graduation rates, as calculated using Department of Education data, is flawed in its ability to fully convey the impact these institutions have in graduating their students.

2014 UNCF Statistical Report. This compilation of institution level data compares UNCF Member Institutions to all four-year HBCUs and the universe of four-year colleges and universities on admissions, enrollment, student demographics, persistence, degrees awarded, costs, finances and endowments. Only available to UNCF Members.

2014 UNCF Scholarship Profile (Formerly 10,000 Scholarships; 400 Programs). This revised report will provide composite information on UNCF scholarship programs, with academic, financial, and demographic data on all UNCF scholars.


Upcoming Events:

September 26, 2013 - Brian K. Bridges, FDPRI Executive Director, will facilitate a panel at the HBCU Week Conference in Washington, DC titled Crossing the Finish Line: Models of Best Practice for College Completion. Panelists will include Beverly Wade Hogan, President, Tougaloo College; Walter Kimbrough, President, Dillard University; Ron Mason, President, Southern University System; and Leroy Durant, Vice President for Student Development & Services, Claflin University.

November 15, 2013 – Roundtable presentations at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO Historically Black, Above Average: Understanding HBCU Retention and Completion David Richards and Janet Awokoya, Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute

One Size Does Not Fit All: A Critical Race Theory Perspective on College Rankings
Janet Awokoya, David Richards and Brian Bridges, Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute

Additional upcoming conference presentations:
Southern Association for Institutional Research, October 5-8 in Memphis, TN
National Association for Multicultural Educators, November 6-10 in Oakland, CA

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