Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs
John Elmore, Ph.D.
Jacqueline S. Hodes, Ed.D
Dana Morrison, Ph.D.
This thesis examines the issue of low retention rates of African American students at Predominantly White Institutions in the United States. A focus on Critical Race Theory is applied to understand the contributing factors that negatively impact the retention of African American students. The history of education for African Americans in the U.S. is given to provide contextual evidence of the oppressive past that has defined the experiences of these students. An intentional intervention through Student Affairs is proposed to increase the retention rates of these marginalized students that will lead them to graduation.
Harper, Angela, "The Transformative Scholars Program: Using Critical Race Advising to Improve African-American Retention at Predominantly White Institutions" (2019). West Chester University Master’s Theses. 56.