UW-Milwaukee is among the bottom-performing universities for black students, according to a new study from The Education Trust, a non-profit advocacy organization. Only 21 percent of black students graduate from UWM in six years, the study found. Media Milwaukee reporters talked with students and advisors to find out why.
Nia Wilson heard from students and advisors who said everyone has to work harder to help black students succeed:
Some students told Chardanay Hunt that ineffective advising contributes to UWM’s low minority graduation rate:
Talis Shelbourne talked with professionals whose job is to support black students at UWM:
Money and stress at home are common challenges for all students, including many blacks, as Zari Blackmon found:
Fear of debt and unrealistic bills for college drive many students to drop out, as Brittani Cook discovered:
Some students told Tiera Trammel that they did not feel supported by professors at UWM: