Publication Date

2008

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Counselor Education

Abstract

Through documented data, this researcher conducted an archival study of the retention rates of Black males at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. Retention rates of Black males will be compared to Black females, all males, and the total population at this institution. Problems caused by lack of preparation, low socioeconomic status, elevated incarceration numbers, and an ignorance of higher education have led to a decrease of Black males applying to college. By teaming with Institutional Research and Information Technology, this researcher examined the Consortium for Institutional Exchange and Data Analysis and was able to determine the numbers of black males were declining. These results left implications that something needs to be done about this problem. Unanswered questions remained about what can be done to increase the enrollment of black males, how will this institution improve black male retention, and what programs are in place to help those Black males already enrolled.

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