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ERIC Number: ED537351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 102
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2671-4298-6
Higher Education Services/Programs: Just for Hispanic Students?
Ocasio-Jimenez, Priscilla Irma
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Wilmington University (Delaware)
The graduation rates for Hispanic students in higher education are the lowest in the nation in comparison to any other subgroups, yet they are the fastest growing population in the nation. Lack of a rigorous curriculum in a K-12 setting and college readiness skills are factors. There needs to be a strong partnership among K-12 school districts and postsecondary institutions to provide students with the skills needed to be successful as a college student. Too many students are graduating high school underprepared. La familia plays an important role in the Hispanic culture. Due to their family ties and cost, most Hispanic students are likely to attend a community college. However, adequate services/programs are needed to ensure recruitment, retention and graduation rates for Hispanic students. The purpose of this executive position paper and qualitative study is to recommend best programs/services that can be utilized in the recruitment, retention and graduation rates for Hispanic students in community colleges in the state of New Jersey. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey