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North Central College is recognized as a top college for teacher education in …
News from Chicago Tribune:

North Central College has been recognized as a top college for teacher education in the state of Illinois by The College Database, a comprehensive source for U.S. college and university data.

The Online College Database’s new ranking, “Top Colleges in Illinois Shaping the Next Generation,” honors the post-secondary institutions in the state that graduated the most education and teaching professionals during the 2012 school year.

“Many colleges and universities have tremendous teacher education programs,” said Doug Jones, founder of The College Database. “But which ones are producing the most, young educators today? We wanted to identify the colleges making the largest impact on our students.”

The College Database evaluated only fully accredited, four-year, public or private or not-for-profit U.S. colleges with a minimum of 10 graduates from education or teaching programs in 2012.

The College Database is a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to provide free information about education options both nationally and locally to students, parents and other interested parties. The goal is accomplished by making all information and tools on the site free and easy to access. While still a relatively young company, The College Database has become a leader in providing educational information to libraries, high schools and car…………… continues on Chicago Tribune

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Blacks have lowest college graduation rate in state
News from San Francisco Chronicle:

Black Californians have the lowest rate of college graduation among all ethnic groups and are less educated than their parents, according to a new study by a group calling on state lawmakers to get serious about helping African Americans.

“The State of Blacks in Higher Education in California,” released Thursday by the Campaign for College Opportunity, offers a dismal set of findings:

– 32 percent of black Californians who attended college dropped out, more than any other group, according to 2011 U.S. census data.

– 30 percent of black Californians aged 25 to 34 have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. By contrast, 35 percent of those aged 35 to 44 have a degree, as do 33 percent of those aged 45 to age 54.

– Although 6 percent of all college-age Californians are black, black students are overrepresented at expensive, for-profit colleges: 10 percent; and at community colleges: 7 percent. They are underrepresented at the University of California: 4 percent; and California State University: 5 percent.

– Nearly 24 percent of black Californians have degrees compared with 41 percent of white Californians, although the rate for black adults is better than their 18 percent rate in 2000.

“From the start, black students have limited chances to enroll in college,” according to the report. “With the lowest high school gradu…………… continues on San Francisco Chronicle

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