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Author(s):Santiago, D
Title:Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Organization:Excelencia in Education
Short Description:In 2003-04, almost half of Latino undergraduate students were concentrated in the 6 percent of institutions of higher education in the United States identified as Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) (236 institutions). To understand why so many Latino students are concentrated in so few institutions, analysis of data on HSIs was combined with findings from focus groups and interviews with a sample of students at HSIs and non-HSIs.
Annotation:In 2003-04, almost half of Latino undergraduate students were concentrated in the 6 percent of institutions of higher education in the United States identified as Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) (236 institutions). This concentration reflects an increasing trend for Latino students. To understand why so many Latino students are concentrated in so few institutions, analysis of data on HSIs was combined with findings from focus groups and interviews with a sample of students at HSIs and non-HSIs. While the findings of this study are not representative of all Latino students, they do provide insights about Latino college students and share an important perspective rarely integrated into policy considerations about what influences their college choices.
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College Access
First Generation College Students
Low-Income Students
Non-traditional Students

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