ERIC Number: EJ1067303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
Predictive Variables of Success for Latino Enrollment in Higher Education
Sanchez, Jafeth E.; Usinger, Janet; Thornton, Bill W.
Journal of Latinos and Education, v14 n3 p188-201 2015
It is necessary to better understand the unique variables that serve as predictors of Latino students' postsecondary enrollment and success. Impacts of various variables were examined among 850 Latino and Caucasian students (76% and 24% of the sample, respectively). Gender, ethnicity, perceived affordability, high school grade point average, and high school credits earned served as significant predictors. Yet the highest mathematics class taken by the 11th grade was not significant, and Latino students' negative perceptions of college affordability may have hindered students' postsecondary enrollment aspirations, despite their having access to a guaranteed scholarship.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Enrollment, Higher Education, Predictor Variables, Success, White Students, Sex, Ethnicity, Grade Point Average, Credits, Student Costs, Statistical Analysis, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Office of Postsecondary Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: P334S010009|P223S01009