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.
James 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.