Panel 2: Education

Presentation Title

Completing the Degree: Obstacles & Opportunities

Degree Program

Undergraduate

Major

Communication

Abstract

This study investigates the contributing factors that prevents black males from completing a bachelor’s degree. Using an open-ended survey, current and recently graduated Black individuals offered their perspective on Black male students’ college experiences. The participants identified a range of factors that hinder and support black males attaining their bachelor’s degree. Limiting factors included: (1) resources; (2) support; and (3) representation. In highlighting these challenges, also discussed are factors that contribute to their successful degree completion, including mentorship, support, and access to resources. Implications for Black males’ successful completion of a bachelor’s degree are discussed.

Start Date

8-2-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

8-2-2019 10:15 AM

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Completing the Degree: Obstacles & Opportunities

This study investigates the contributing factors that prevents black males from completing a bachelor’s degree. Using an open-ended survey, current and recently graduated Black individuals offered their perspective on Black male students’ college experiences. The participants identified a range of factors that hinder and support black males attaining their bachelor’s degree. Limiting factors included: (1) resources; (2) support; and (3) representation. In highlighting these challenges, also discussed are factors that contribute to their successful degree completion, including mentorship, support, and access to resources. Implications for Black males’ successful completion of a bachelor’s degree are discussed.