ERIC Number: EJ1013829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Ensuring Latina/o College Student Success: A Data-Driven Approach
Rivera, Eric M.; Monzon, Reynaldo I.
Metropolitan Universities, v24 n2 p71-90 Oct 2013
Many colleges and universities are trying to understand the factors that contribute to Latina/o college student success. San Diego State University (SDSU) has been recognized by The Education Trust Report (2012) for having the highest increase in graduation rates, but most importantly, comparably to White students, increasing the graduation rates for African American and Latina/o students. This article illustrates how SDSU analyzed potential factors contributing to Latina/o college student success for first time freshmen using three years of longitudinal cohort databases. A particular focus was given to first generation Latina/o college entering freshmen with basic developmental needs in writing and/or math. Logistic regression analysis was used to assess the predictive validity of various factors on Latina/o college student success. The findings are discussed in terms of how data collection, research, and assessment can inform policy and develop campus programs.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Success, State Universities, Graduation Rate, Data, Decision Making, College Freshmen, First Generation College Students, Regression (Statistics), Predictive Validity, Influences, Longitudinal Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California
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