Seidman, A. (2007). Minority student retention: The best of the Journal of College Student Retention. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc. Racial minorities represent about one-third of the undergraduate students at degree-granting institutions in the U.S. (KewalRamani, Gilbertson, Fox & Provasnik, 2007). African American and Hispanic students persist at much lower rates than white or Asian students (Swail, Redd & Perna, 2003). Only 46% of African American students and 47% of Hispanic students who enrolled in four-year institutions in 1995-95 completed their degrees within six years, compared with 67% of whites and 71% of Asians (Berkner, He & Cataldi, 2002). Most institutions do a mediocre job in providing successful undergraduate experiences for minority students (Anderson & Dongbin, 2006). Retention, however, is one of the most commonly researched topics in higher education and there a strong body of literature to explain why undergraduate students may or may not persist (Tinto, 2005). A recently published edited volume, Minority Student Retention: The Best of the Journal of College Student Retention (Seidman, 2007), seeks to address the disconnect between higher education research and practice and the reality of minority student retention.