Morgan State University graduation
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If you are disposed to using the Internet as your guide, a diploma will generally be described as the proof of your successful completion of a course of study, or the bestowal of an academic degree. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that diploma in your grasp, occupying a prominent space on a wall or waiting to be pressed into your eager hand is so much more than the sum of your years-long efforts to be where you are today. Your degree is a key that opens a new door, a new phase of life and a new set of challenges.
Undereducated, poor and middle class high school graduates are the cannon fodder of higher education.
Without question, Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) are majors in great demand by employers looking to hire recent college grads.
Sixty-five percent of African-American undergraduates attend college as independent students, balancing work and family responsibilities in addition to their academic pursuits.
Student loan debt isn't just hurting college grads financially, it's also having a negative impact on their overall well-being.
Here is what’s happening currently at some of the Historical Black Colleges and Universities: