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ERIC Number: ED508846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 48
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Rising to the Challenge: Hispanic College Graduation Rates as a National Priority
Kelly, Andrew P.; Schneider, Mark; Carey, Kevin
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
President Barack Obama has called for the United States to reclaim its position as the nation with the highest concentration of adults with postsecondary degrees in the world. Given the changing demographics of the United States, this target cannot be achieved without increasing the rate at which Hispanic students obtain a college degree. In this report, the authors explore the dimensions of this challenge and identify steps that can be taken to help meet this ambitious national goal. They explore why some colleges are more successful than others in helping Hispanic students with similar academic backgrounds earn degrees, and they identify some obstacles Hispanic students face in completing a bachelor's degree. Finally, they note specific conditions that seem to affect graduation rates and discuss actions that can be taken to improve them. Complete listing of colleges and universities alphabetically by state is appended. (Contains 7 figures and 25 notes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Identifiers - Location: United States