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Career Pathways: A Strategy to Increase Black and Latino Four-Year Graduation Rates


by Robert Cherry & Emily Horowitz — April 05, 2013

This commentary highlights findings from a study recently completed comparing minority graduation rates of NYC-area Catholic colleges and public universities. The authors argue that the reason why the Catholic colleges are doing better than the CUNY schools is because of a difference in college cultures, and, in particular, an emphasis on career development. Their surveys and interviews provide evidence that the NYC-area Catholic colleges offer a model to schools wishing to improve graduation rates among minority and first-generation populations.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: April 05, 2013
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17082, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 4:03:21 PM

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  • Robert Cherry
    Brooklyn College
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    ROBERT CHERRY is a professor in the Department of Economics at Brooklyn College.
  • Emily Horowitz
    St. Francis College
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    EMILY HOROWITZ is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at St. Francis College.
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