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Table 3 Median class rank for black and white students unadjusted and adjusted for average course grades by academic year

From: What happens after enrollment? An analysis of the time path of racial differences in GPA and major choice

  Base Rank Adjusting for Mean Grade
  White Black Difference White Black Difference
Year 1 0.599 0.246 -0.353 0.607 0.254 -0.353
Year 2 0.606 0.282 -0.324 0.617 0.259 -0.357
Year 3 0.606 0.270 -0.336 0.590 0.258 -0.331
Year 4 0.591 0.294 -0.296 0.615 0.295 -0.320
Gain from       
Year 1 to Year 4 -0.009 0.048 0.057 0.008 0.041 0.033
  1. Note: Only considers students that have grades in each academic year. The total number of whites and blacks is 513 and 250 respectively. “Base Rank” denotes the median class rank. “Adjusting for Mean Grade” denotes the median class rank adjusted by average course grades.