ERIC Number: EJ1156702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Factors That Influence the Persistence and Success of Black Men in Urban Public Universities
Strayhorn, Terrell L.
Urban Education, v52 n9 p1106-1128 Nov 2017
Urban public universities play a critical role in the higher education enterprise. In this article, Strayhorn draws on Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and semi-structured interview data to provide a national portrait comparing predominantly White and historically Black public universities, as well as identifying factors that influence the persistence and success of Black men in urban public universities. Findings suggest the importance of background traits, academic readiness, and the ways that urban public universities provide access, support systems, and close connections with communities for students and society. Implications for practice, policy, and research are included.
Descriptors: Blacks, Public Colleges, Urban Schools, Success, Academic Persistence, Semi Structured Interviews, Black Colleges, Whites, Institutional Characteristics, Performance Factors, Achievement Need, Personality Traits, School Readiness, Access to Education, School Community Relationship, Predictor Variables, Delivery Systems, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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