Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute
The Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, FDPRI, is the nation’s foremost research organization focusing on the educational status of African Americans from pre-school to and through college.
Committed to understanding and expanding the pathways that lead to educational attainment, FDPRI conducts and disseminates research that informs policymakers, educators, philanthropists and the general public on how to best improve educational opportunities for and outcomes of African Americans and other underrepresented minorities across the pre-school-through-college-graduation pipeline.
The “HBCU Effect” seeks to understand, validate and promote the success of HBCUs to develop a counter narrative that illustrates the value and competitiveness of our institutions.
HBCU students report greater academic and social gains for Black students. Yet, limited information exists regarding workforce outcomes for Black HBCU alumni. This study addresses gaps in knowledge about workforce outcomes at HBCUs by exploring how social experiences and networks affect the academic and workforce experiences of Black HBCU alumni.