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Black Enterprise magazine names Wake Forest one of '50 Top Colleges for African Americans'


August 30, 2006

Black Enterprise magazine has named Wake Forest University to its list of “50 Top Colleges for African Americans.”

Wake Forest is ranked 22nd on the list, which appeared in the magazine’s September issue.

According to Black Enterprise, it reviewed a total of 1,423 colleges and universities to develop its “Top Colleges” list. The magazine surveyed “more than 500 African American higher education professionals including presidents, chancellors and directors of student affairs for their assessments of the social and academic environments for African American students at the nation’s colleges and universities.”

The following factors were considered in the rankings: black student graduation rate, the average survey score of the school’s academic and social environment, total black undergraduate enrollment, black undergraduate students as a percentage of total undergraduates and ranking on the 2004 Black Enterprise Top Colleges list.

Press Contacts:

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237
walkercv@wfu.edu

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237
coxkp@wfu.edu


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