When it comes to graduation rates for African-American students, the University of California, Riverside is setting national records. A report by Education Trust, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization, titled "A Look at Black Student Success: Identifying Top- and Bottom-Performing Institutions", looked at 676 non-private four-year colleges and universities across the country. UCR came in second: " ...69.5 percent of black students graduate compared with 41 percent nationally."
UC Riverside is the only California-based institution in the rankings. "This report highlights what we've known for a while—that UCR is a national leader in student success," UCR Chancellor Kim Wilcox said. "This achievement has only been possible through a collaborative effort involving our entire campus community over a number of years."