Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Barriers Found to College Degrees for Hispanics

A new study with more data on the achievement gap.  Frankly, I would have expected (and have seen other data documenting) a much wider gap in graduation rates:

The percentage of Hispanic students who graduate from college in six years or less continues to lag behind that of white students, according to a new study of graduation figures at more than 600 colleges.

In the study, the American Enterprise Institute, a nonprofit research organization, examined graduation rates for students who entered college in 1999, 2000 and 2001, and found that 51 percent of those identified as Hispanic earned bachelor's degrees in six years or less, compared with 59 percent of white students.

The researchers also found that Hispanic students trailed their white peers no matter how selective the colleges' admissions processes.


March 17, 2010

Barriers Found to College Degrees for Hispanics




Rising to the Challenge

Hispanic College Graduation Rates as a National Priority

By Andrew P. Kelly, Mark Schneider, Kevin Carey  |  AEI Online
(March 18, 2010)


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