Minority Male Students Face Challenge to Achieve at Community Colleges

Although black and Latino male students enter community colleges with higher aspirations than those of their white peers, white men are six times as likely to graduate in three years with a certificate or degree, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Center for Community College Student Engagement at the University of Texas here.

The report’s findings are all the more puzzling, it says, given that minority men are more engaged than their white classmates in tutoring, study-skills sessions, and other practices the center identifies as key to college success.

The report, “Aspirations to Achievement: Men of Color and Community College,” is based on responses from more than 145,000 male community-college students to the center’s annual survey on student engagement from 2010 to 2012. <Read more.>

Via Katherine Mangan, The Chronicle of Higher Education.


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