ERIC Number: EJ1073990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Hispanic Minority College Students at Selective Colleges: What Matters with Degree Completion?
Wagner, Jennie M.
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v14 n4 p303-326 Oct 2015
Hispanic college enrollment in 2011 surpassed all other minority groups. However, Hispanic graduation rates continue to lag. This study examines background, academic integration, social integration, perception of prejudice and discrimination factors, and social capital factors, and how these affect Hispanic undergraduate 6-year completion rates at selective colleges. The results demonstrate that social capital during the high school senior year and attending a private or liberal arts college positively affect Hispanic students' graduation rates.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Selective Admission, Graduation Rate, Social Capital, High School Seniors, Liberal Arts, Private Colleges, Racial Discrimination, Undergraduate Students, Academic Persistence, Social Integration, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Minority Group Students, Models, Longitudinal Studies, College Admission, Statistical Analysis, Surveys, Regression (Statistics), Factor Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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