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How do state appropriations impact graduation rates among underrepresented students?


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Increased state appropriations improve graduation rates at public colleges, particularly for Black and Latinx students, according to a study. A 10% funding increase boosted overall six-year graduation rates by 0.59 percentage points, with higher increases for Latinx and Black students. The study suggests that increased funding can help achieve college attainment goals for underrepresented students. However, state appropriations have been declining as a portion of public college revenue. The study also found that the impact of increased appropriations on graduation rates varied depending on the institution type.

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