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New Study Finds That Latinos Stick With Studies At High Rates To Get Higher Education

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Students attending Hispanic-Serving Institutions are more likely to stick with their studies than students at all other colleges and universities, even though they may have to stop and start their college careers, a report released Wednesday finds.

¡Excelencia! In Education, a non-profit focused on education and Latinos, analyzed 20 years of funding and student data from institutions with high Latino student populations, also known as Hispanic Serving Institutions or HSIs.

Their findings suggest that Latinos may be doing better when it comes to getting college educations than completion rates suggest. Those who did the analysis also say their findings point to a need to adjust how student success is ...

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How Mentorship Is Helping More Latino Men Earn College Degrees

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Photo credit: www.collegescholarships.org

The number of Latino men enrolling in college increased 75 percent between 2005 and 2014, from 718,500 to 1.26 million. Yet compared to Latino women, these young men make up a disproportionately small percentage of college students. In 2014, Latino men made up just 43 percent of Latinos enrolled in college to Latinas’ 57 percent. The disparity at the graduate level is even more pronounced.

As Hispanic students make up a growing portion of the nation’s students, colleges and advocacy organizations are looking for ways to reduce that disparity, and in the process, grappling with how to serve a student body with needs that look nothing like ...

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Eastern Connecticut State University Selected To Offer Undocumented Students Scholarships

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Photo credit: Amazing Minds

This fall, undocumented students can apply for a new scholarship to help fund their bachelor’s degrees at Eastern Connecticut State University.

The scholarships — up to $20,000 per year for out-of-state students and $7,250 for in-state students — will be fully funded by TheDream.US, a national scholarship fund that has partnered with Connecticut and Delaware to launch the scholarship program.

 

Starting this fall, high school seniors or graduates from Connecticut, Delaware and 16 other states, where “Dreamers” are prohibited from paying cheaper in-state tuition or enrolling in the state’s colleges and universities altogether, will be eligible for “opportunity scholarships” at Eastern and Delaware State University...

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