The Maricopa Community College system has joined the Minority Male Community College Collaborative, also known as M2C3, a national consortium dedicated to increasing education success for men of color in community colleges, according to a press release.
M2C3 is the first national effort focusing on men of color specifically at community colleges.
Despite programs designed to enhance outcomes for men of color, only 17 percent of black and 15 percent of Latino men earn a certificate, degree or transfer from a community college to a four-year institution in six years. Data for men from other ethnic groups (e.g., Native American, Southeast Asian) also suggest an immediate need for improvement, according to the release.
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