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An Inspiration For African Americans Seeking Higher Education in USA

By Mario Solis Marich

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A gap exists in the number of African American graduates

There is a significant gap in the number of African American high school graduates who enroll in largely white-dominated colleges and in the number of graduates. The Retention of First Year Black Male Students at Predominately White Private and Public Universities and Colleges, a dissertation research by Dr. Sandy Woodrow Yancy Sr., provides solution to this retention problem.

The subjects of this research are six black male college students who successfully made it through their first year in college. Dr. Yancy’s research obtained eleven prevailing factors (precollegiate and collegiate) that influenced the retention of the students. These factors involve not only the determination of the students but also the support of their family, religion and spirituality, and their on-campus interactions.

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