Latino students underrepresented at elite colleges


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Where Hispanic high school graduates go to college is important and helps determine not only if they will graduate, but their future prospects as well, a  recent study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce said.
The report said Latino students are underrepresented at the 465 select four-year colleges in the United States, while they are overrepresented at community colleges, which the study said is true for low-income students in general.
Researchers Anthony Carnevale and Jeff Strohl looked at about 4,400 institutions over a 15-year period. Carnevale and Strohl’s study showed more than 240,000 high-achieving, low-income high school students didn’t attend elite colleges or earn degrees, 25 percent of them minorities.
The researchers stressed the potential for Latinos attending college may have increased but that most of them attend community colleges with fewer opportunities being the outcome.
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