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ERIC Number: ED457890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
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The Retention of Black Male Students in Texas Public Community Colleges.
Glenn, Frank S.
This paper reports that black male students enrolled in Texas community colleges generally have a lower rate of degree completion than that of their white counterparts. However, some institutions have higher rates of black male graduation than do others. The purposes of this study were to ascertain which Texas public community colleges have been able to graduate the highest percentage of black males and to analyze the factors contributing to that achievement. An institutional questionnaire designed to elicit information regarding policies and/or practices directly related to the retention of black male students was mailed to colleges that have highest (top 25%) and lowest (bottom 25%) black male graduation rates. Sixty-one colleges were involved in this mailing (67% response rate from top quartile and 47% response rate from bottom quartile). Then, on-site, qualitative case studies were conducted at one institution each from the top and bottom quartiles. Institutional settings, policies, procedures, programs, and culture were examined in the case study campus for clues concerning their black male retention rate. The following retention strategies were identified as possible contributive factors to the high-retention rate: freshman-only advising, orientation courses for credit, monitoring of at-risk student attendance, targeting minority groups with specific retention plans, and required tutorial and mentoring activities for certain at-risk students. (Contains 31 references.) (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas