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Poll: Black college alumni report greater support from HBCUs

Black graduates of historically black colleges and universities are more likely to have felt supported and felt they thrived after school, according to an ongoing study.

Gallup-Purdue University used a survey to collect data from 50,000 college alumni over two years. The survey measured the amount of support received after graduation. It found that around 55 percent of black graduates of historically black schools felt their college or university prepared and supported them outside of college, compared to only 30 percent of black students from non-historically black colleges or predominantly white institutions.