There is only a 9 % representation of African American students on colleges campuses across the country compared to 72.9% of Caucasian students. There are many reasons that affect African American students' decisions to participate in higher education. Colleges across the country are making strides to recruit minority students. However, in order for colleges to increase their minority enrollment, particularly with African American students, they must understand the factors that affect African Americans students' decisions to participate in higher education. Personal, economic, academic, and social factors were examined to understand African American students' reasons for enrolling or not enrolling in post-secondary education institutions.
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Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dial, Marcella Genise, "Factors that Affect the Decision-Making Process of African American Students" (2014). All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 293.
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