Black Men in College provides vital information about how to effectively support, retain, and graduate Black male undergraduates. This edited collection centers on the notion that Black male collegians are not a homogenous group; rather, they are representative of rarely acknowledged differences that exist among them. This valuable text suggests that understanding these differences is critical to making true in-roads in serving Black men. Chapter contributors describe the diverse challenges Black men in HBCUs face and discuss how to support and retain high-achieving men, gay men, academically unprepared men, low-income men, men in STEM, American immigrants, millennials, collegiate fathers, those affiliated with Greek organizations, and athletes. Recommendations for policy and practice to encourage retention and persistence to degree completion are grounded in extant theory and research. This text is a must-read for all higher education faculty, researchers, and student affairs practitioners interested in addressing the contemporary college experiences of Black men in postsecondary institutions.

chapter 2|8 pages

High Achieving Black Men at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

ByMarybeth Gasman, Dorsey Spencer Jr

chapter 3|15 pages

Coming Out of the Dark: Black Gay Men’s Experiences at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

ByTerrell L. Strayhorn, Jameel A. Scott

chapter 6|18 pages

Establishing Critical Relationships: How Black Males Persist in Physics at HBCUs

BySharon Fries-Britt, Brian A. Burt, Khadish Franklin

chapter 7|18 pages

Bicultural Experiences of Second-Generation Black American Males

ByMales Lorenzo DuBois Baber

chapter 9|16 pages

Black Fathers in College: Multiple Identities, Persistence, and Contextual Diff erences

ByT. Elon Dancy, II, Gralon A. Johnson