Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Degree Granting Department
Brenda L. Walker, Ph.D.
Howard Johnston, Ph.D.
Lauren Braunstein, Ph.D.
Irvin Clark, Ph.D.
African American Male Academic Success, Black Academic Achievement, Counter Narrative, Critical Race Theory, Higher Education
Over the past decades, many studies have concluded that African American students' college completion rate and success lag far behind other students attending college in the United States (The JBHE Foundation, Inc., 2006). More specifically, these studies have confirmed that African American male students' success rates remain disproportionally low compared to other ethnic male groups. Unfortunately, few notable studies identifying African American males achieving higher education or completing their academic pursuits have been presented as part of the Black male student narrative.
This study aimed to understand better the resources and experiences that positively affect African American males who completed their degrees from a Predominate White Institution (PWI) and to identify resources needed to support African American men at a public research-based institution of higher education.
Scholar Commons Citation
Oliver, Gary D., "African American Males' Perception of Factors that Contribute to Success in Higher Education" (2022). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.
African American Studies Commons, Educational Administration and Supervision Commons, Higher Education and Teaching Commons