Huge Increase in Black Male Graduation Rates at Ohio State University

The graduation rate for Black men at Ohio State has shown significant improvement in recent years. Over the past five years the graduation rate for Black male students has increased by 24 percentage points and now stands at 67 percent. The average for Black men at Ohio State’s peer institutions in the Big 10 Conference is 60 percent.

jameslmooreiii-professionalpictureJames Moore III, the director of the Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at Ohio State, an institution whose goal is to help Black men succeed in higher education, stated, “Am I satisfied? Is our work done? Absolutely not. But no one has made the kind of gains we have, and for that I am extremely proud.”

Dr. Moore is a graduate of Delaware State University. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees from Virginia Tech.

The latest graduation rate for White men at Ohio State stands at 82 percent. And the graduation rate for Black women is 76 percent.

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  1. Reading the article on Black men graduation rate improvement at Ohio State University was truly inspiring! As a scholar-practitioner with research interest in improving the graduation and retention rates for Black male student-athletes at the community college and undergraduate levels, I would love to obtain information on some of the strategies used to make the gains you have at OSU.

  2. Kudos Dr. Moore! Superb job by you, your staff and your colleagues on all your efforts on this very impressive milestone at The Ohio State University (OSU)! As a graduate of OSU Graduate School and past recipient of an OSU Graduate School Fellowship, I have been blessed with rewarding career and networking opportunities.

    Keep up the good work!


    William L. Twitty

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