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ERIC Number: EJ954906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0935
Differences in Hispanic Graduation Rates at Texas Community Colleges over Time
Cox, Shelly; Joyner, Sheila A.; Slate, John
Community College Enterprise, v17 n2 p62-76 Fall 2011
With projections of the decline of the Texas economic base, graduation rates and percentages of Hispanic students at Texas community colleges were examined to determine whether statistically significant increases were present from the years 2000 to 2008. In 2010, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board modified the major initiative Closing the Gaps, because the state was projecting a shortfall of the targets set for the year 2015. In this analysis of statewide data from Texas community colleges, the number of associate degrees obtained by Hispanic students statistically significantly increased from 2000 to 2008. Unfortunately, in our opinion, the actual percentage of associate degrees obtained by Hispanic students over this time period did not statistically significantly increase. This finding is of concern, particularly given the increase in the percent of Hispanics in Texas. Implications of our findings are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas