Boykin, T. F. (2017). For profit, for success, for black men: A review of literature on urban for-profit colleges and universities. Urban Education, 52(9), 1140-1162.
In the last 20 years, the U.S. higher education system has witnessed the tremendous growth of for-profit colleges and universities (FPCUs). In fact, FPCUs have quickly become the fastest growing segment of postsecondary education. With innovative practices and alternative delivery of educational services, FPCUs have established a considerable pipeline for minority students, especially Blacks. This article presents research and literature on the phenomenon of the rising FPCU and what it represents for racial minorities, especially Black males. Recommendations for practice and policy for Black male student success are offered.
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