ERIC Number: ED348100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-27
Reference Count: N/A
College Success and the Black Male. San Jose City College, San Jose, California. Research Report #128.
Carr, Percy; And Others
In 1992, a study was conducted at San Jose City College (SJCC) and Evergreen Valley College (EVC), California, to examine the fourth semester persistence rates of black male students and to investigate the effect of SJCC athletic and athlete academic support programs on persistence. Study findings included the following: (1) new full-time (NFT) black males had the highest fourth semester persistence rate of any group at SJCC; (2) NFT black males at SJCC had a higher fourth semester persistence rate (56%) than NFT black males at EVC (33%), NFT black females at EVC (33%), and NFT black females at SJCC (38%); (3) only 25% of fall 1988 new part-time (NPT) black males at SJCC persisted four semesters, while 50% did not persist beyond the first semester; (4) only 33% of the NFT black males who were not involved in athletics or physical education persisted for four semesters, compared to 100% of the NFT black males involved in SJCC's highly supportive basketball program, 67% of those involved in the college's athletics program, and 71% of those taking only physical education courses; and (5) SJCC was ranked fifth nationally among community/junior colleges for athletes offered scholarships to four-year Division I or Division II universities, even though SJCC had no scholarship program for athletes. Umoja, a new campus support program, has been developed for all black students to provide the same sense of community that the athletic program offers to black students involved in athletics. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Jose/Evergreen Community Coll. District, San Jose, CA.