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ERIC Number: ED521650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1543-2238
An Examination of Latina/o Transfer Students in California's Postsecondary Institutions. Latino Policy & Issues Brief. Number 16
Rivas, Martha A.; Perez, Jeanette; Alvarez, Crystal R.; Solorzano, Daniel G.
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (NJ1)
California's three-tier public postsecondary system is meant to provide equal access to higher education for all students in the state. Yet even though Latina/os will soon make up the majority of students in K-12 education, the enrollment of Latina/os in the state's postsecondary institutions remains low. When compared to the percentage of Latina/os enrolled in grades K-12, Latina/os are underrepresented in all three segments of the state's postsecondary education system: California Community Colleges (CCC), the California State University (CSU), and the University of California (UC) (Ornelas and Solorzano 2004). This brief examines the transfer function from community college to four-year institutions as a critical segment of the education pipeline for Latina/o students. (Contains 3 figures.) [Research for this report was made possible in part through funding from the Latino Research Program of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, which receives support from the University of California Committee on Latino Research.]
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. 193 Haines Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1544. Tel: 310-825-2642; Fax: 310-206-1784; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Access