February Research Brief Gives Minority Male Program Update

The February 2012 edition of Research & Practice provides an update on the Minority Male Mentoring Program (MMMP).

In 2009, the College introduced the Minority Male Mentoring Program to help African-American males meet their goals for completion and transfer. See September 2010 brief for background info. For the fall 2011, MMMP students earned an average GPA of 1.74 and a cumulative GPA of 2,05 — higher than their non-MMMP peers, which earned averages of 1.60 and 1.88, respectively. This is still lower than the total College GPA averages of 2.17 and 2.43. The brief provides a success percentage breakdown for the 14 gateway courses for each of the three groups.

While MMMP students do not seem to be making significant academic progress in terms of GPA, the persistence rate of these students continues to be higher than their non-MMMP peers. The brief examines some solutions that may help the College translate persistence into success.

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