Pushing Toward Progress: Early Implementation Findings from a Study of the Male Student Success Initiative
This report was produced by the College Completion Network's research team at MDRC as part of the Men of Color College Achievement (MoCCA) Demonstration project.
From the report: "National college completion rates for men of color at open- and broad-access postsecondary institutions (including community colleges) lag behind completion rates for White students and for female students of any race or ethnicity. Since the early 2000s, many colleges have tailored campus programs to provide academic and social support specific to the interests and needs of male students of color to overcome gaps in success rates. The Male Student Success Initiative (MSSI) at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Maryland is one such program. This report presents findings on how the MSSI program was implemented in 2019—the first year of the MoCCA study."