Latino Males: Improving College Access and Degree Completion — A New National Imperative

Although the number of Latino students enrolled in two- and four-year colleges across the U.S. has increased in recent years, Latino male enrollment rates, which is eclipsed by that of Latina students, are still the lowest of any all racial/ethnic groups. This study proposes a national effort to increase the likelihood of high school and college success for Latinos, and investigated probable causes of the discrepancy between academic performance and engagement between Latino male students as compared to Latinas and other subgroups.


Sáenz, V.B. & Ponjuán, L. (2012). Latino males: Improving college access and degree completion — a new national imperative. San Antonio, Texas: AAHHE, ETS & UTSA.

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