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• Percentage of white parents of fifth-grade students who report that their child does schoolwork at home five or more times per week: 44.7% • Percentage of African-Americans parents of fifth-grade students who report that their child does schoolwork at home five or more times per week: 55.4%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Number of black students in public school systems in the state of Texas: 664,249, the most in the nation • Number of black students in public school systems in the state of Wyoming: 1,290, the fewest in the nation
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all white undergraduate students receiving some form of financial aid in 2004: 61.5% • Percentage of all African-American undergraduate students receiving some form of financial aid in 2004: 75.8%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Total number of African-American adults in the United States in 2005: 23,467,000 • Total number of African-American adults in the United States in 2005 who were enrolled in adult education courses: 10,878,000
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all white students enrolled in higher education in 2006 who were 35 years or older: 15.9% • Percentage of all black students enrolled in higher education in 2006 who were 35 years or older: 20.8%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all white high school graduates in 2006 who enrolled in college within the ensuing 12-month period: 68.5% • Percentage of all black high school graduates in 2006 who enrolled in college within the ensuing 12-month period: 55.5%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all African Americans ages 18 to 24 who were enrolled in college in 1981: 19.9% • Percentage of all African Americans ages 18 to 24 who were enrolled in college a quarter-century later in 2006: 32.6%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Male percentage of total enrollments at all of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities in 1980: 45.6% • Male percentage of total enrollments at all of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities in 2005: 38.5%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Black percentage of the total faculty and research staff at all of the nation’s degree-granting institutions of higher education in 2005: 5.9% • Black percentage of the nonprofessional work force at all of the nation’s degree-granting institutions of higher education in 2005: 17.2%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Black percentage of all full-time full professors at the nation’s colleges and universities in 2005: 3.2% • Black percentage of all full-time assistant professors at the nation’s colleges and universities in 2005: 6.2%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all African-American full professors in 2005 who were women: 36.2% • Percentage of all African-American assistant professors in 2005 who were women: 54.9%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Number of master’s degrees awarded to blacks in 1990: 15,336 • Number of master’s degrees awarded to blacks in 2006: 58,976
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Number of black first-year students at Cornell University in the fall of 2008: 142 • Number of black first-year students at Cornell University in the fall of 2009: 259
Cornell University Office of Admissions
Category: Education
• Black percentage of the freshman class at Columbia University in 2004: 6.8% • Black percentage of the freshman class at Columbia University in 2009: 13.5%
Columbia University Office of Admissions
Category: Education
• Percentage of all black high school students in the state of Alabama in the 2006-07 academic year who dropped out of school: 2.8% • Percentage of all black high school students in the state of Michigan in the 2006-07 academic year who dropped out of school: 16.6%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Number of states in 2007 where the white high school student dropout rate exceeded the dropout rate for black high school students: 0 • Number of states in 2007 where the black high school student dropout rate was at least double the dropout rate for white high school students: 21
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of black students entering high school in the United States in 2004 who graduated within four years: 60.3% • Percentage of white students entering high school in the United States in 2004 who graduated within four years: 80.3%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Black percentage of all degree earners at private not-for-profit higher educational institutions in 2008: 8.9% • Black percentage of all degree earners at private for-profit higher educational institutions in 2008: 16.7%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of white high school graduates in 2005 who took career/technical education courses in business: 39.5% • Percentage of African-American high school graduates in 2005 who took career/technical education courses in business: 45.7%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of white high school graduates in 2005 who took career/technical education courses in health-related fields: 8.9% • Percentage of African-American high school graduates in 2005 who took career/technical education courses in health-related fields: 12.5%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Total number of black students enrolled in higher education in 2000: 1,730,300 • Total number of black students enrolled in higher education in 2007: 2,383,400
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all high school students who graduate on time who are black: 12.1% • Percentage of all students who drop out of high school in tenth grade who are black: 36.7%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Number of black men enrolled in undergraduate college programs in 2007: 870,000 • Number of black men incarcerated in federal state or local prisons in 2006: 837,000
U.S. Census Bureau and Federal Bureau of Prisons
Category: Education
• Percentage of all white students who graduated from high school in 2007 who enrolled in college either full-time or part-time by October of that year: 69.5% • Percentage of all black students who graduated from high school in 2007 who enrolled in college either full-time or part-time by October of that year: 55.7%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all black students who graduated from high school in 1997 who enrolled in college either full-time or part-time by October of that year: 58.5% • Percentage of all black students who graduated from high school in 2007 who enrolled in college either full-time or part-time by October of that year: 55.7%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of the entire white population ages 18 to 24 who were enrolled in higher education in 2007: 42.6% • Percentage of the entire black population ages 18 to 24 who were enrolled in higher education in 2007: 33.4%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of the entire white population ages 18 to 24 with a high school diploma who were enrolled in higher education in 2007: 47.8% • Percentage of the entire black population ages 18 to 24 with a high school diploma who were enrolled in higher education in 2007: 40.1%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all black students enrolled in higher education in 1980 who were male: 43.8% • Percentage of all black students enrolled in higher education in 2007 who were male: 35.2%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Black percentage of all graduate school enrollments in 1980: 5.6% • Black percentage of all graduate school enrollments in 2007: 11.6%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all white high school seniors in 2004 elected to an academic honor society: 26.2% • Percentage of all African-American high school seniors in 2004 elected to an academic honor society: 13.1%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all African-American high school seniors in 1972 who participated in a student government organization: 25.3% • Percentage of all African-American high school seniors in 2004 who participated in a student government organization: 13.5%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of white Americans who believe that blacks have an equal chance with whites to secure a good education: 80% • Percentage of black Americans who believe that blacks have an equal chance with whites to secure a good education: 49%
Gallup/USA Today poll
Category: Education
• Percentage of white first-year college students in 2004 who participated in community service work: 44.1% • Percentage of black first-year college students in 2004 who participated in community service work: 32.2%
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Education
• Among white first-year college students who did community service work, average number of hours spent per month in community service activities: 13.6 • Among black first-year college students who did community service work, average number of hours spent per month in community service activities: 21.9
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of white students who began college in 2004 who came from families with annual incomes of at least $92,000: 28.7% • Percentage of African-American students who began college in 2004 who came from families with annual incomes of at least $92,000: 8.8%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all white students who started college in 2004 who came from families whose annual income was less than $32,000: 16.1% • Percentage of all black students who started college in 2004 who came from families whose annual income was less than $32,000: 49.1%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of white first-year college students in 2004 who had a high-school grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0: 37.9% • Percentage of black first-year college students in 2004 who had a high-school grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0: 16.0%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all white parents in 2007 who reported they checked that their children had completed their homework: 82% Percentage of all black parents in 2007 who reported they checked that their children had completed their homework: 94%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of white first-year college students in 2004 who said they often talked with faculty members outside of class about academic matters: 12.0% • Percentage of black first-year college students in 2004 who said they often talked with faculty members outside of class about academic matters: 20.8%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all white American students who started either a two-year or four-year college in 2004 who by 2006 had not earned a degree and were not still enrolled in higher education: 31.2% • Percentage of all African-American students who started either a two-year or four-year college in 2004 who by 2006 had not earned a degree and were not still enrolled in higher education: 43.4%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all white parents in 2007 who reported that their local school provided information on helping their children plan for college: 71% • Percentage of all African-American parents in 2007 who reported that their local school provided information on helping their children plan for college: 63%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all white parents in 2007 who reported that they were “very satisfied” with their children’s school: 64% • Percentage of all black parents in 2007 who reported that they were “very satisfied” with their children’s school: 47%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of parents of white schoolchildren in grades 6 through 12 who expect to help pay for their child’s college education: 87% • Percentage of parents of African-American schoolchildren in grades 6 through 12 who expect to help pay for their child’s college education: 76%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all white high school graduates in 2006 who went on to enroll in college that fall: 68.5% • Percentage of all African-American high school graduates in 2006 who went on to enroll in college that fall: 55.5%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all whites ages 25 to 29 in 2007 who had completed high school: 93.5% • Percentage of all African Americans ages 25 to 29 in 2007 who had completed high school: 87.7%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of whites ages 25 to 29 in 2007 who had completed at least some college-level coursework: 65.6% • Percentage of African Americans ages 25 to 29 in 2007 who had completed at least some college-level coursework: 50.0%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all white females ages 25 to 29 in 2007 who had completed a bachelor’s degree: 39.2% • Percentage of all African-American females ages 25 to 29 in 2007 who had completed a bachelor’s degree: 20.0%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• African-American percentage of all students in U.S. public schools in 2006: 15.6% • African-American percentage of all students in U.S. private schools in 2006: 9.5%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of black public school students in the United States who attend school where 75 percent or more of all students are members of minority groups: 50.1% • Percentage of white public school students in the United States who attend schools where 75 percent or more of all students are members of minority groups: 3.2%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• African-American percentage of all students in U.S. public schools in the northeastern states in 2006: 14.7% • African-American percentage of all students in U.S. public schools in the midwestern states in 2006: 13.2% • African-American percentage of all students in U.S. public schools in the western states in 2006: 5.1% • African-American percentage of all students in U.S. public schools in the southern states in 2006: 24.5%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Total number of African-American students enrolled in graduate schools in 1990: 84,000 • Total number of African-American students enrolled in graduate schools in 2006: 247,000
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• African-American percentage of all students enrolled in graduate schools in 1990: 5.3% • African-American percentage of all students enrolled in graduate schools in 2006: 11.1%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Total number of African-American students enrolled in professional schools in 1990: 16,000 • Total number of African-American students enrolled in professional schools in 2006: 27,000
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• African-American percentage of all students enrolled in professional schools in 1990: 5.8% • African-American percentage of all students enrolled in professional schools in 2006: 7.8%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of black children ages 5 to 17 in 1979 whose parents had completed a college education: 4.9% • Percentage of black children ages 5 to 17 in 2006 whose parents had completed a college education: 21.2%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Number of African Americans nationwide in 2004 who earned bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry: 67 • Number of African Americans in 2004 who earned bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry at the University of Maryland Baltimore County: 22
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Category: Education
• Black percentage of all public school students in the United States: 16.9% • Black percentage of all students in the 100 largest school districts in the United States: 27.9%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Black percentage of all public school students in New Orleans: 93.5% • Black percentage of all public school students in Detroit: 90.5% • Black percentage of all public school students in Baltimore: 88.8%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of white adults ages 25 to 29 in 2007 who held a bachelor’s degree: 35.5% • Percentage of black adults ages 25 to 29 in 2007 who held a bachelor’s degree: 19.5%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Number of African Americans alive today who hold a professional degree: 164,000 • Number of African Americans alive today who hold a doctoral degree: 111,000
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all white students in U.S. K-12 education in 2004 who were identified as “gifted”: 7.9% • Percentage of all black students in U.S. K-12 education in 2004 who were identified as “gifted”: 3.5%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all white students in K-12 education in Georgia in 2004 who were identified as “gifted”: 13.6% • Percentage of all black students in K-12 education in Georgia in 2004 who were identified as “gifted”: 3.7%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all white Americans ages 18 to 24 in 2006 who were enrolled in higher education: 41.0% • Percentage of all black Americans ages 18 to 24 in 2006 who were enrolled in higher education: 32.6%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all African-American high school graduates ages 18 to 24 in 1986 who were enrolled in higher education: 28.6% • Percentage of all African-American high school graduates ages 18 to 24 in 2006 who were enrolled in higher education: 42.0%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to men in 2006 at the nation’s historically black colleges and universities: 10,364 • Number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to women in 2006 at the nation’s historically black colleges and universities: 20,184
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Number of African Americans nationwide in 2004 who earned bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry: 67 • Number of African Americans in 2004 who earned bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry at the University of Maryland Baltimore County: 22
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Category: Education
• Black percentage of all public school students in the United States: 16.9% • Black percentage of all students in the 100 largest school districts in the United States: 27.9%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Black percentage of all public school students in New Orleans: 93.5% • Black percentage of all public school students in Detroit: 90.5% • Black percentage of all public school students in Baltimore: 88.8%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of white adults ages 25 to 29 in 2007 who held a bachelor’s degree: 35.5% • Percentage of black adults ages 25 to 29 in 2007 who held a bachelor’s degree: 19.5%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of the total white population ages 3 to 34 in 2006 who were enrolled in school: 56.8% • Percentage of the total black population ages 3 to 34 in 2006 who were enrolled in school: 58.3%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Number of African Americans alive today who hold a professional degree: 164,000 • Number of African Americans alive today who hold a doctoral degree: 111,000
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all white students in K-12 education in Georgia in 2004 who were identified as “gifted”: 13.6% • Percentage of all black students in K-12 education in Georgia in 2004 who were identified as “gifted”: 3.7%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all white Americans ages 18 to 24 in 2006 who were enrolled in higher education: 41.0% • Percentage of all black Americans ages 18 to 24 in 2006 who were enrolled in higher education: 32.6%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all African-American high school graduates ages 18 to 24 in 1986 who were enrolled in higher education: 28.6% • Percentage of all African-American high school graduates ages 18 to 24 in 2006 who were enrolled in higher education: 42.0%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to men in 2006 at the nation’s historically black colleges and universities: 10,364 • Number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to women in 2006 at the nation’s historically black colleges and universities: 20,184
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of all white adults over the age of 25 in the United States in 2007 who had a high school diploma: 89.7% • Percentage of all African-American adults over the age of 25 in the United States in 2007 who had a high school diploma: 81.3%
U.S. Census Bureau
Category: Education
• Total number of African-American men in 2007 who held two-year, associate’s degrees: 822,000 • Total number of African-American women in 2007 who held two-year, associate’s degrees: 1,245,000
U.S. Census Bureau
Category: Education
• Percentage of whites who received a bachelor’s degree in 1993 who spent some time as a teacher over the next decade: 19.9% • Percentage of blacks who received a bachelor’s degree in 1993 who spent some time as a teacher over the next decade: 20.5%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Percentage of whites who received a bachelor’s degree in 1993 and went on to teaching careers and, in 2003, said that they planned to continue teaching for the rest of their working lives: 70.0% • Percentage of blacks who received a bachelor’s degree in 1993 and went on to teaching careers and, in 2003, said that they planned to continue teaching for the rest of their working lives: 37.0%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
• Black percentage of all K-12 public school students in the United States in 2004: 17.1% • Black percentage of all K-12 public school students in inner-city areas in the United States in 2004: 27.8%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Education
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