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ERIC Number: EJ925895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Minority Rule
Miller, Margaret
Community College Journal, v81 n5 p50-52, 54 Apr-May 2011
El Paso, Texas, has been in the national spotlight recently as a north-of-the-border refuge from what has become the world's most dangerous city: Juarez, Mexico. This proximity accounts in part for the increased number of Hispanics in its population. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Hispanics now make up 82 percent of the El Paso County population--a 4 percent increase over the previous Census period. As the largest grantor of associate degrees to Hispanic students in the nation, El Paso Community College (EPCC) ( is a recognized authority on meeting the needs of a multicultural population. Its efforts were formally acknowledged earlier this year when EPCC received a $25,000 award from Lumina Foundation for Education for increasing student success and college access in a border area where 27 percent of students are low-income, and 54 percent have only a high school or less education. The award was based on EPCC's participation in Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count, a national organization that helps community college students succeed, particularly students of color and low-income students. In this article, the author discusses how administrators at EPCC meet the needs of a multicultural population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Texas