ERIC Number: EJ711362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-10
Reference Count: N/A
Black Male Achievement and the Community College
Bush, Edward C.; Bush, Lawson
Black Issues in Higher Education, v22 n2 p44 Mar 2005
The two-year college often represents Black men's first experience with postsecondary education, and for many, their last opportunity for obtaining a degree beyond a high-school diploma. Yet a review of student performance data provided by the California chancellor's office for community colleges indicates that African-American men are the lowest-performing sub-group in the percentage of degrees earned, persistence rates and average cumulative grade point average. Transfer rates are the only measure in which African-American men are not the lowest-performing group but are still well behind White and Asian subgroups.In addition, we found in our 2003 study "Beware of False Promise," that Black men are less likely to meet with their instructors than other sub-groups and are less likely than any other male group to be involved in extracurricular activities.
Descriptors: African American Students, Academic Persistence, Males, Grade Point Average, Racial Differences, Community Colleges, College Students, Background, Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California