ERIC Number: ED485304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-23
Reference Count: 9
Latino Youth and the Pathway to College
Swail, Watson Scott; Cabrera, Alberto F.; Lee, Chul
Pew Hispanic Center
The act of going to college and earning a degree is more important than ever to today's youth and our society. Individuals with a bachelor's degree earn much more than high school graduates, and society as a whole also gains from an educated citizenry. Unfortunately, access to a postsecondary education is not equal in America. Students historically underrepresented at the postsecondary level--students of color, those from low-income backgrounds, and first-generation students--are still less likely to prepare for, apply for, enroll in, and persist through postsecondary education. This study was conducted by the Educational Policy Institute through a grant from the Pew Hispanic Center to provide the most up-to-date analysis of Latino achievement through postsecondary education. This report outlines the pathway to and through postsecondary education for Latinos and other students, and looks at a number of variables that offer insight into how motivated and prepared these students are for postsecondary work. The following are appended: (1) Data Tables; and (2) Methodology. (Contains 19 exhibits.)
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Postsecondary Education, Academic Achievement, Graduation, Educational Attainment, Hispanic American Students, College Bound Students, Family Income, Parent Education, High Risk Students
Pew Hispanic Center, 1919 M Street NW, Suite 460, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-292-3300; Fax: 202-785-8282; Web site: www.pewhispanic.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Pew Hispanic Center, Washington, DC.