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ERIC Number: EJ762809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-22
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
The Clock Is Ticking
Bagnato, Kristin
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v22 n16 p22-25 Sep 2005
Hispanics are the largest minority group in the United States, and the recent influx of Hispanics has turned some states into "majority-minority" populations. Texas has announced that it has joined California, New Mexico and Hawaii in the club, with a 50.2 percent minority population. According to March 2002 U.S. Census Department data, there are nearly 37.5 million Hispanics in the United States. That is one in eight across the country. While the survey also found that two in five Hispanics in the United States were born somewhere else, that statistic will change drastically over the next generation, when the 34.4 percent of Hispanics who are under age 18 grow up and raise families. With the U.S. Hispanic population historically concentrated in California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Mexico and Arizona, these states have more of the onus to be ahead of the pack in educating their Hispanic students. With nearly half (45.6 percent) of Hispanics living in city centers, according to the census data, city colleges are pressured even more to cater to these students. With funding shortages and cutbacks, colleges are already struggling to provide the services these students need to succeed. In this article, the author describes how America's higher education system is bracing the influx of new students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona; California; New Mexico; Texas; United States