Program Success

Statewide, Minority Male Mentoring programs are designed to increase the educational success of minority males attending North Carolina community colleges. The three goals of the program are:

  1. Participating minority male students at risk of dropping out will have a higher persistence rate from semester to semester and year to year than non-participating students in the community college system, as demonstrated by enrollment data reported by colleges.
     
  2. Participating minority male students at risk of dropping out will have a higher graduation rate than non-participating students in the community college system, as demonstrated by graduation data reported by colleges.
     
  3. Participating minority male students at risk of dropping out will have a higher rate of transfer to four-year institutions than non-participating students in the community college system, as demonstrated by enrollment data reported by colleges and confirmed by four-year institutions.

At South Piedmont, by providing increased academic and personal support to participants, College staff are aiming for a 65%-70% retention rate of the students from fall to fall. The accomplishments of the past six years follow:

Academic Year Number of Participants Year-to-Year Persistence Graduated** 3MP Success Rate*
2007-2008
8
4 0 50%
2008-2009 7
4 0
57%
2009-2010 10 5
0 50%
2010-2011 15 10 0 67%
2011-2012 23 8 3 48%
2012-2013 27
12
3 55%

* The 3MP Success Rate measures persistence to next academic year or graduation. The rate does not include transfer data for participants.
** The graduation rate measures the number of current participants graduating in the academic year. It does not include previous participants who graduate during the academic year.