Asplund, L. K. (2009). Understanding the role of faith in decisions to persist in college for first-generation Black male students. Christian Perspectives in Education, 3(1), 1-15.
While the admissions rate for Black students is now equivalent to that of White students, there is still a large gap in persistence and graduation rates. Among Black students there is a significant graduation rate gap between Black male and female students. The writer used a qualitative research design to make preliminary observations of the decisions to persist in college of a small sample of first-generation African American male students. As students in a Christian university, the dominant role of faith in decisions to persist emerged as an important theme.
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