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Initiative to bolster African-American male enrollment - Around the Arch
March 2014 Issue
The Office of Institutional Diversity has launched the African American Male Initiative, a program targeted at enrolling, retaining and graduating African-American males. Nationally, four in 10 African-American males graduate from college within six years, according to a 2012 study by the Education Trust. UGA has some of the highest rates of retention and graduation of African-American males in the country, at 79 percent and 77 percent respectively. But African-American males account for less than 3 percent of the undergraduate population, and nearly twice as many African-American females are enrolled at UGA than males. So the problem isn’t keeping African-American males in school and getting them to graduate but getting them here in the first place. Initially, UGA will bring in prospective male African-American students for weekend events that will engage them with the campus environment. Next year, the program will be eligible for a grant of $30,000, which will fund additional recruitment activities. The AAMI has existed on other college campuses …
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