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Demographics, Latina/o High School Graduates, Access and Retention in Higher Education

Compiled by Sylvia Lopez, Beloit College

Fry, Richard. "Latinos in Higher Education: Many Enroll, Too Few Graduate." Los Angeles: Pew Hispanic Center. September 5, 2002.

"Latino Students and Parents Hampered by Lack of Financial Aid Awareness, National Study Finds." The Sallie Mae Fund, 2004.

Lascher, Edward. "Retaining Latino and Non-Latino College Students: Key Similarities and Differences." A Report for the Serna Center and the Institute of Higher Education Leadership and Policy. 2008.

Nora, Amaury. "Access to Higher Education for Hispanic Studes: Real or Illusory?" in The Majority in the Minority. Expanding the Representation of Latino/a Faculty, Administrators and Students in Higher Education. Edited by Jeanett Castellanos and Lee Jones. Sterling, Virginia: Sylus Publishing LLC, 2003.

Osegura, Leticia, Angela Locks and Irene I. Vega. "Increasing Latino/a Students Baccalaureate Attainment: A Focus on Retention. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 8 (2009): 23-53.

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. "Knocking at the College Door. Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity 1992-2022." March 2008. Abstract

Online Resources

Large Urban-Suburban Gap Seen in Graduation Rates
The New York Times, April 22, 2009

Reading Lists

Reading List: American Studies (Microsoft Word 72kB Feb19 10) Adriana Estill, Carleton College

Resources: Selected Readings, Films, Cartoons (Microsoft Word 21kB Feb19 10) Sylvia López, Beloit College

Latino/a Literature
Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour, Cornell College


List of Latino/a Films from 'US Latino Literature Today' (Acrobat (PDF) 283kB Feb19 10)
Sylvia Lopez, Beloit College

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