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Enrollment in colleges and universities of African American males aged 18 to 24 grew at
less than half
the rate of that of their female counterparts between 1990 and 2008.

Chris N

Native American, N/A, four-year public school, Southwest

The Student Experience

92 African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino and Native American young men from 39 institutions across the U.S. talked about their college experience and how they interact with the higher education system. The College Board, in collaboration with the Business Innovation Factory, presents the roadblocks and catalysts these students face through their voices and their stories.

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The fastest growing populations in the country are those minority groups with the lowest levels of male educational attainment.

If present levels of education and current population trends hold, the United States will see a decline in the educational attainment of the country as a whole. The goal of ensuring the future global competitiveness of the U.S. cannot be met without the full participation of our nation's young men of color.

It is our hope that this work provides insights that help make this possible.

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Recommendation One

Policymakers must make improving outcomes for young men of color a national priority.

Creating new policy.

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Committed to diversity.

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