Last year, when there were 210 graduates, 83 percent of them were female, and the school has been trying a new effort to get men to stay in school and graduate with an associate’s degree.
The percentage of degree-seeking students has a similar disparity. Of the 5,036 students enrolled in classes for associate’s degrees this year, 71 percent of them are women.
Olive Harvey president Dr. Craig Follins started a chapter of Men of Distinction at Olive-Harvey, bringing together 13 black and Hispanic male students in an effort to have them bond and encourage each other to succeed in school and life. Full article at CBS Chicago