ERIC Number: EJ1180204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Graduation 101: Critical Strategies for African American Men College Completion
Tolliver, David V., III; Miller, Michael T.
Education, v138 n4 p301-308 Sum 2018
African American men have not historically participated in higher education at the same levels or with the same success as others. And, as colleges and universities have sought to diversify their student populations, the rapidly increasing enrollment of Asian American and Hispanic students has illustrated the difficulty in trying to increase the enrollment of Black men in college. Once enrolled, these men similarly have difficulties completing their undergraduate degrees, and without the completion of a college education, they are more apt to participate or succumb to a wide range of social difficulties. Drawing upon a sample of highly educated African American men, the current study sought to identify and describe the variables or factors that they believed were critical to their completion of an initial college degree.
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Student Attitudes, Graduation, Academic Persistence, Undergraduate Students, Graduation Rate, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, College Graduates, Mentors, Socialization, Student Personnel Services, Family Influence, Environmental Influences, Expectation, Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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