Elijah Muhammad achieved a historic milestone on Saturday as he graduated from Oklahoma City Community College, becoming the youngest black student to complete a degree in computer technology and cybersecurity. His enrollment in August 2020 also made him the state’s youngest black college student.
Initially, Elijah didn’t fully grasp the significance of his accomplishment until his father explained it to him, emphasizing that he was making history as the youngest person to achieve this feat.
Elijah proudly holds four diplomas from the school, and his 15-year-old sister, Shania Muhammad, admires him as the smartest person she knows. Despite their competitive nature, they support and assist each other with their studies.
In addition to his community college degree, Elijah is currently studying at Ohio State University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity and forensics.
Dr. Vincent Bridges, the vice president of academic affairs at Oklahoma City Community College, believes Elijah is just the first of many students like him who will follow in his footsteps. He anticipates a growing number of individuals demonstrating their cognitive readiness and determination to take the same path as Elijah.