ERIC Number: ED247811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
An Overview of Hispanic Institutions of Higher Education.
Gold, Theresa G.
The needs of predominantly Hispanic colleges and universities are discussed, based in part on the experience of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) of San Antonio, Texas. Some comparisons are made of the educational attainment of Hispanics and Blacks. Available statistics indicate that only about 30 percent of Hispanics who enter college complete their studies, compared to 61 percent of Whites and 40 percent of Blacks. In 1978, 86.9 percent of all Hispanic college students attended public institutions, and 53.3 percent of this number attended public two-year colleges. Of the fall 1983 undergraduate students enrolled at OLLU, 52 percent were Hispanic. The income level and educational attainment of the Hispanic population as a whole have been below those of the general population. Characteristics of institutions whose student body is at least 30 or 40 percent Hispanic are identified, including the geographic distribution of the institutions, public versus private status, and type of institution. Needs of institutions dedicated to the education of Hispanics are identified, including the following: strong academic and development study programs, career options to provide quick socioeconomic mobility for first-generation college graduates; and sufficient Hispanic faculty and staff. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Our Lady of the Lake Univ., San Antonio, TX.