Hilton, A. A., & Bonner, F. A. (2017). Today’s urban black male: The importance of finding the right college to realize maximum success. Urban Education, 52(9), 1051-1056.
When it comes to higher education, finding the right school is only one obstacle in the lives of most African-American males. Studies show that even out of the number of enrolled African-American males in the nation, about one-third of them will actually complete an undergraduate degree. A lack of experience in higher education may affect the decision-making process when shopping for the right school. The decision selecting the right school may be predicated on circumstance rather than outright choice, and may depend on the prospective student’s physical location or residence, whether they are urban or rural, and whether they are a first, second or third generation college student in their family. One solution to overcoming these and other obstacles in the college decision-making process for African-American males is to enroll in an institution where they will be supported and nurtured.