In “The State of Blacks in Higher Education in California” California is home to the fifth largest number of Blacks in the nation. Across all 3 public sectors of higher education; community colleges, California State University and University of California, blacks have the lowest completion rates for both first time freshman and transfer students. At CSUEB, the three-year graduation rate for Black first time transfer students (2009 cohort) is 42.1% compared to 66.5% for their white peers.
Many Umoja Community programs have demonstrated their effectiveness in improving the retention and success of African American students. When compared to African American students who do participate in an Umoja community, Umoja students:
- Are 25% more likely to remain in community college
- have a higher grade point average;
- and, are more likely to pass basic skills courses and be ready for transfer-level work in a shorter time frame
The Sankofa Scholars Programs values and fundamentals are essentially based on the Umoja Community affiliate program components and requirements.
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Phone: (510) 885-3616
- May 29, 2015 – Sankofa Scholars Application Deadline
Sankofa Scholars Program Requirements
Must be an incoming transfer student at CSUEB in Fall
Must make a full commitment to the Sankofa program for one academic year
Former Daraja Program or the Umoja Community students will be given preference