Black men have some of the lowest graduation rates among college students.
Nationally, just 33% of them finish their degrees within six years.
At Eastern Michigan University, it's even lower: around 18%, according to their numbers from 2004-2006.
“We have [about 1500] black males. We can’t connect with all of them, but we can cast a wide net.”
EMU likes to boast about their diverse student body – one of the “most diverse in the Midwest,” according to the school’s website.