Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Seattle University is ranked #1 out of private universities nationwide for increasing graduation rates and closing the gap between Hispanic and Caucasian students, according to a recent report from The Education Trust. SU ranks #2 for increasing the overall graduation rate of Hispanic students by 31.7 percent during a six-year period (2004–10). The Caucasian to Hispanic graduation rate gap was 5.3 percent in 2010, compared to 23.2 in 2004.
“Seattle University has a long and distinguished history of being a gateway institution for talented students from a variety of cultural backgrounds,” says Isiaah Crawford, provost. “From the day they step onto our campus, we commit ourselves to their success and graduation from our university. We are very pleased to have our accomplishments with our students recognized in this way by The Education Trust.”