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Nora, Amaury; Crisp, Gloria – Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, 2012
As has been known for some time now, the Hispanic population is projected to grow to 25% of the total United States population by 2050. In spite of this growth, substantial disparities exist between Hispanics and other ethnic groups in terms of bachelor's degree attainment (Llagas & Snyder, 2003). In response, there is a rapidly growing body of…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Evidence, Student Participation, Ethnic Groups
Nora, Amaury; Crisp, Gloria – Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, 2012
Hispanics continue to play an increasing role in shaping American society, as they are currently the largest and youngest minority group and whose birth rate accounts for a quarter of all children born in the United States (Pew Hispanic Center, 2009). This increase in the total number of Hispanics will result in a corresponding increase in college…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Minority Groups, Birth Rate, Graduation Rate
Nunez, Anne-Marie; Crisp, Gloria; Elizondo, Diane – Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, 2012
Community colleges offer Hispanic students a critical gateway to bachelor's degrees, but these institutions also have low transfer rates to four-year institutions. Some research suggests that Hispanic-Serving community colleges have higher Hispanic transfer rates. This paper examines transfer patterns of a national sample of Hispanic community…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Community Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Student Characteristics
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, 2012
This paper presents facts about Hispanic higher education. Facts on the following topics are presented: (1) Hispanic demographics; (2) Hispanic academic attainment; (3) Hispanic higher education; and (4) Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).
Descriptors: Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Demography, Educational Attainment
Valle, Fernando; Rodriguez, Cristobal – Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, 2012
Public and higher education alike have much to gain from serving the largest and fastest growing demographic in the United States. The Latina/o population in the U.S. is young and fervent and will continue to influence political, financial and educational communities, both geographically and socioeconomically. In this theoretical analysis and case…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Transformational Leadership, Hispanic Americans, Case Studies
Olivares-Urueta, Mayra – Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, 2012
The 2010 Census summary data and demographic projections for the country accentuate the astronomical growth of the Latino/a population. Mirroring these demographic trends, there is a critical shortage of Latino/as in the healthcare industry which negatively impacts the ability of the field to provide quality and culturally congruent healthcare to…
Descriptors: Race, Health Occupations, Patients, Census Figures
Nunez, Anne-Marie; Elizondo, Diane – Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, 2012
As the Latino population grows, the number of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in the US is expected to increase (Santiago & Andrade, 2010; Torres & Zerquera, 2012). HSIs are typically defined as 2- or 4-year, accredited, degree-granting, not-for-profit colleges and universities that enroll at least 25 percent full-time Hispanic…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Foreign Countries, Puerto Ricans, Hispanic American Students
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, 2011
With support from the Lumina Foundation, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has launched HACU's Hispanic Higher Education Research Collective (H3ERC). The first major task of this virtual gathering of researchers and practitioners in Hispanic higher education has been to assess the state of our knowledge of the key issues…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Agenda Setting, Educational Change, Researchers