- Author: UC Davis by Julia Ann Easley
Traditional Aztec dance, mariachi music and contemporary Latin dance will mark the opening of a new facility for the Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success at the University of California, Davis, on Wednesday, Sept. 27.
The center is among new and expanding campus initiatives to support the recruitment and academic success of historically underrepresented groups — African American, Chicano/Latino and Native American — and reduce the time necessary for all students to earn their degrees.
UC Davis is also pursuing designation by the U.S. Department of Education as a
- Author: City College of New York by Jay Mwamba
The City College of New York is partnering with the University of Texas at El Paso to educate the next generation of Hispanic professors in environmental sciences and engineering. Entitled "Collaborative Research: The Hispanic AGEP Alliance for the Environmental Science and Engineering Professoriate," the five-year project is funded by a $3.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation. It begins July 1, 2017.
Harlem-based City College, which is designated a Hispanic Serving Institution of Higher Education by the U.S. Department of Education, will receive $2.315 million of the funding and UTEP $1.3 million.
Under the administration of CCNY's NOAA CREST, the two institutions will collaborate to...
- Author: Pew Research Center
The biggest story is among Hispanics, who have made big gains in college enrollment, a measure that includes both two- and four-year schools, according to a Pew Research Center analysis. From 1996 to 2012, college enrollment among Hispanics ages 18 to 24 more than tripled (240% increase), outpacing increases among blacks (72%) and whites (12%). (The Census Bureau did not publish Asian college enrollment figures before...
- Author: nbcnews.com
Low rates of Latino college completion persist in states with high numbers of Hispanics, despite a narrowing of the gap in the graduation rates of traditional Latino and non-white Latino college students, according to a report by Excelencia in Education..
The gap dropped to 9 percent in 2014 from 14 percent in 2012 among those who entered college as first time, full-time undergraduates, according to the report.
But it's a different story when part-time students, which account for almost half of Hispanic students, are included. In California, home to the largest number of the country's Hispanics,...
- Author: NBC Latino
First, the good news – from 2011 to 2012, there was about a 10 percent increase in the number of Latino students taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses, according to data released in The 9th Annual AP Report to the Nation. In 2011, 153,535 Latino students took an AP exam, and the number increased to 169,521 in 2012. An AP class is a college-level course offered in high school. At the end of the course, students take an exam, and a successful score is a 3 or higher, out of 5. If a student passes, the course counts as college credit in most U.S....