It's the Drop-Out Rate
For decades the problem has remained unchanged when it comes to higher education and Native Americans. The problem isn’t that Native Americans aren’t enrolling in college. The problem is the dropout rate. It’s just too high. Deep inside the 2008 U.S. Department of Education’s (DOE) report, Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians, are a series of figures that don’t lie.
Among American Indians over 25 years-old, DOE’s report found a remarkably high rate, 44%, had enrolled in college. That’s the good news. The bad news: only nine percent of the same group earned a bachelor’s degree. That’s an 80 percent dropout rate for Native Americans who attempt college. Native Americans and Hispanics have the lowest college graduation rate of all ethnic groups.
That’s a trend the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) is fighting to change – and with your generous help, we will.
Will You Help Us Fight the Native American Dropout Rates?
You can help the Choctaw Nation fight back against the 80 percent Native American college dropout rate. Your tax-deductible donation to the CNO’s Scholarship Advisement Program (SAP) will be matched dollar for dollar by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Will you help us fight the dropout rate? Your tax deductible donations will help prepare CNO students for success – and keep students in school. Please contact SAP.
Call toll free: 1-800-522-6170 (Ext. 2383).
O.J. Harvey Said it Best. "Education Means Freedom"
Professor O.J. Harvey ( retired) one of America’s most respected psychologists and a CNO donor, grew up in poor circumstances in the hills of southeastern Oklahoma. O.J. and his beloved wife Christine (now deceased) were both teachers. “We started giving scholarships when my wife was still alive,” says Dr. Harvey. “Christine and I always deeply believed in the value of education. Education allows you to make choices and gives you options. Education means freedom.”