Minority males’ graduation rates are very low, but community colleges are trying to improve the odds. The Minority Male Student Success Database provides information on what’s working to improve success rates for black and Hispanic male students at community colleges, reports Community College Times.
Forty-one North Carolina community colleges are part of the Minority Male Mentoring (3M) program, which aims to raise retention and graduation rates for minority males.
At Capital Community College (CCC) in Connecticut, the Black and Latino Male Resource Center “offers tutoring, counseling, college and career preparation assistance, as well as leadership development opportunities. It also gives students a place to talk about outside issues affecting their lives.” Retention rates have increased.