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ERIC Number: EJ780406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Latino and African-American Students' Transfer Pathway to Elite Education in California
Melguizo, Tatiana
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v39 n6 p52-55 Nov-Dec 2007
Transfer is a crucial point in a student's educational pathway since a student who fails to transfer will not be able to attain a bachelor's degree or the benefits that accompany it, such as middle-class status and higher earnings. When members of ethnic minority groups are particularly disadvantaged in reaching their full educational potential, a state like California loses substantial income, since an increasing proportion of its residents will end up in lower-paying jobs that generate lower tax revenues. In this article, the author identifies the main transfer pathways for students to the two most selective public institutions in California, the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The author focuses on the most selective institutions in the UC system because individuals who attend these types of institutions attain higher graduation rates, higher graduate-school attendance rates, and higher earnings--advantages that should be available to promising students from all groups. (Contains 3 figures and 9 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California