ERIC Number: ED389351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Success Indicators for Latino Students at Long Beach City College.
This project was undertaken to gather data on the experiences and success of Latino students at Long Beach City College (LBCC), in California. Reviews were conducted of demographic trends and the educational status of Latinos nationally and at LBCC to determine barriers to success and strategies for improving educational equality and success. Surveys were then administered to 152 Latino students at the college, requesting information on demographics, educational goals, and levels of support and participation in school activities. Study results included the following: (1) internal institutional factors contributing to student success both nationally and at LBCC were counseling, financial aid, computer and independent study labs, special workshops and presentations for students, and study groups, while external factors included support from family and friends, financial support, and having focused educational goals; (2) as for respondents to the student survey, 69.1% were female, 21% were between 18 and 19 years old, and 36.2% were Mexican-American; (3) only 18.4% of the students indicated that they had not declared a major; (4) 48.7% were not receiving any financial aid; (5) 35% indicated that they participated in extracurricular activities; and (6) 88.2% indicated that they had someone in their family who supported their educational endeavor. Appendixes provide an executive summary, the survey instrument, a summary of results, and student comments. Contains 67 references. (TGI)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Educational Policy, Family Influence, Financial Support, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, School Holding Power, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation, Student Needs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Long Beach City Coll., CA.