Access to higher education for Black men has increased since the 1980s, yet they are not enrolling or graduating from institutions of higher education (IHE) at a rate comparable to that of their female counterparts. Black males represent a mere 36 percent of the Black college student population in all IHEs and only 32 percent in historically Black colleges and universities. Research shows that the problems on many college campuses can be linked to the status and perceptions of Black men in society as a whole, lack of financial assistance, inadequate learning and supportive environments, and insufficient culturally appealing venues for student engagement. This chapter will delineate the salient factors that affect the success of Black men in higher education and will offer strategies that IHEs can use to increase the success of their Black male students.
Baldwin, C.P., Fisler, J. and Patton, J.M. (2009), "Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? Demystifying Black male college students", Frierson, H.T., Pearson, W. and Wyche, J.H. (Ed.) Black American Males in Higher Education: Diminishing Proportions (Diversity in Higher Education, Vol. 6), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 181-205. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-3644(2009)0000006014Download as .RIS
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