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ERIC Number: ED537726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 34
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 61
Hispanic Transfer in 2-Year Hispanic-Serving Institutions. A White Paper for HACU
Nunez, Anne-Marie; Crisp, Gloria; Elizondo, Diane
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Community colleges offer Hispanic students a critical gateway to bachelor's degrees, but these institutions also have low transfer rates to four-year institutions. Some research suggests that Hispanic-Serving community colleges have higher Hispanic transfer rates. This paper examines transfer patterns of a national sample of Hispanic community college students who began their postsecondary education in a Hispanic-Serving community college during the 2003-4 academic year. These students' postsecondary experiences and outcomes were tracked six years later. In this white paper, we compare characteristics of Hispanic students' who began in Hispanic-Serving community colleges with those of Hispanic students who successfully transferred to a 4-year institution within six years. In addition, we evaluate the characteristics of the Hispanic-Serving community colleges of the whole group of Hispanic students compared with those who transferred within six years. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)