Kentucky State University Seeks to Boost Retention Rates

Kentucky State University, the historically Black educational institution in Frankfort, received a $100,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation. The grant will be used for programs to increase retention and graduation rates. The grant program seeks to identify strategies that have been successful in helping first-generation college students stay in school.


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    It is no exaggeration to say, that the future of many Historically Black Universities and Colleges is crucially and critically dependent on dramatically increasing the retention rates of their student population, especially black males.

    The general economic landscape is bleak, and will not improve any time soon. Funding of HBUCs is in dire peril if many do not drastically increase their retention and graduation rates by at least 10% and above, yearly, very soon!

    • Francene says:

      Hail to our Alma Mater – as state dollars shrink, universities are increasingly dependent on grants and contracts from corporations. Retention is very important to Kentucky State University and to her students. Student are often under prepared for the rigors of college. KSU celebrated 125 years of existence this year, let us pray she survives another 125.

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