Graduation Rate for Native Students Surges at the University of Minnesota
Alex Baumhardt, The Hechinger Report/APM Reports
Unable to sleep one night, Dustin Marrow scrolled through his Facebook feed. He stopped when he saw an ad for an Ojibwe-language program at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus.
Marrow is among a small but growing number of Native students attending the school, and he’s on track to be among those who graduate there. Between 2008 and 2018, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities’ six-year graduation rate for American Indian and Alaska Native students more than doubled, from 27 percent to 69 percent. Nationally, Native students have a six-year graduation rate of 39 percent.