Professional Doctorate in Educational Leadership (ProDEL)
School of Education
African American Women, Black Culture, Educational Equity, Gender Bias, Student Persistence, Underrepresented Students
African American women enroll and persist in post-secondary education at higher rates than African American males yet there is little research on the factors that contribute their disproportionate college persistence in comparison with their White female counterparts. While this study reviewed critical theories that detail the educational challenges for African American female students, the study also interviewed women who experienced success in higher education attainment. This combined review illustrates strategies that break patterns that impede African American women's efforts and based on the findings suggest approaches to improve higher education attainment.
Knox, R. (2015). Improving Higher Education Attainment Among African American Women (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/760