by Lisa Sorg
Black Enterprise magazine, which just rated Durham as one of the best places to retire in the U.S., has also listed six N.C. higher-ed institutions in its Top 50 Colleges for African-Americans. N.C. Central University, in Durham, placed 26th, ahead of Duke (31) and UNC-Chapel Hill (32). Other N.C. colleges include Wake Forest (12) N.C. A&T in Greensboro (21) and Davidson College (45).
The publication evaluated 1,400 colleges and universities, basing the rankings on academic and social environments, black student graduation rate and number of black student undergraduates as a percentage of the total.