My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.
Outstanding Source on Latino College Transition Issues
The website of the Tomas Rivera Center Claremont Graduate School is the best collection of studies I have seen about why Latinos do not attend and complete college. Go to www.trpi.org
and then go to publications/education.The USA latino community is from 21 nations and includes 49 million people including Puerto Rico. About 9-12 million are undocumented, and the rest legal residents. The Tomas Rivera studies are stunning about what Latino parents do not know about college, and their difficulties in using the complex fiancial aid system. Huge majorities of parents do not know the difference between a 2 and 4 year college, and thought the fees were about the same. A majority of parents got no information on student aid, and thought applying for aid might risk their immigration status.
Over 50% of California k-12 public school students are latino, and 80% who go to college attend a community college. Their completion rate is 17% including technical certificates and transfer.
Labels: College Completion, student aid