Johnson C. Smith University Launches Online 24/7 Tutoring System

Many historically black colleges and universities have very low retention and graduation rates. At Johnson C. Smith University, the historically black educational institution in Charlotte, North Carolina, only 39 percent of entering students earn their degree at the college within six years.

In an effort to increase retention and graduation rates, the university has implemented a new online tutoring system designed by the firm AskOnline. Students can access the system 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Through the online system, students can contact tutors assigned by the university to help them with homework assignments, research projects and papers, and to prepare for examinations.