…four institutions graduating black pharmacists. It is third in the nation in black graduates who go on to earn doctorates in science and engineering.


Xavier has accomplished all his without high cost, high-tech facilities. As a matter of fact, its entire science program is still housed in a single complex.

It has accomplished this while charging tuition that is seen by most as a great deal: at $19,800 a year. It is considerably less than that of many private colleges and flagship public universities.

It has accomplished this without filling its classrooms with the nation’s elite black students. Most of Xavier’s students are the first in their families to attend college, and more than half come from lower-­income homes.

Another reason Xavier is successful is that students and faculty alike share in each other’s success. Faculty members collaborate on course subjects and create workbooks for students that simplify complex textbook material. Regular quizzes and drills not only assess student progress but also whether professors need to rethink their approach. In some cases, they do and have come back with something better and has greater retention for students.

So it’s not just the students learning, it’s the teachers learning better ways to teach.

You can call it the secret sauce, main ingredient or right prescription–whatever it is, Xavier has it.

Bravo Xavier University. Bravo!

Xavier University: The Perfect Prescription For Black Doctors  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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