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This study examines the effects of community college institutional factors on the academic achievement of African American males and their perceptions of their college experience. The authors found that African American men are disproportionately underachieving in community colleges in California. African American men have greater amounts of dissatisfaction with community college and do not engage with the various segments of the college when compared to the other subgroups in the study. Two variables - faculty interaction and campus climate - predicted if African American male students transferred, had higher grade point averages, and graduated at higher rates.