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ERIC Number: EJ1260282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Creating a Sense of Community and Belonging for Latinx Students
Loveland, Elaina
Journal of College Admission, n241 p44-49 Fall 2018
The Latinx population reached an all-time high of nearly 58 million in 2016 and has been the principal driver of demographic growth, accounting for half of national population growth since 2000, according to the Pew Research Center. The percentage of Hispanic 18 to 24-year-olds enrolled in college has climbed from about 22 percent in 2000 to nearly 35 percent today, according to statistics published by the US Department of Education. However, just because these students are getting to college in greater numbers, it does not necessarily equate into student success. Six years after beginning college, 35 percent of Hispanic students drop out without earning a degree, compared with only 27 percent of white students, according to the National Student Clearinghouse. Opening wide the doors to higher education for Latinx students and helping them succeed is something that will help colleges better reflect the diversity of the US. Latinx students can't get left behind in terms of higher education access because the significance of their success goes beyond just the ivory tower.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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