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Friday, March 19, 2010

Low Hispanic Graduation Rates Threaten Obama's College-Attainment Goal

March 18, 2010
Low Hispanic Graduation Rates Threaten Obama's College-Attainment Goal
By Jennifer Gonzalez / The Chronicle of Higher E
ducation

Colleges are doing a poor job of graduating Hispanic students, no matter how selective their admissions policies, and even when they are designated as Hispanic-serving institutions, says a new report by the American Enterprise Institute.

The report http://www.aei.org/docLib/Rising-to-the-Challenge.pdf, "Rising to the Challenge: Raising Hispanic Graduation Rates as a National Priority," comes at a time when the Hispanic population in the United States is rapidly growing and the academic success of Hispanic students is seen as crucial to meeting President Obama's goal that the nation have the world's highest proportion of college graduates by 2020.

Executive Summary here [pdf].

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