New Report Addresses the Progress of Latino Students in Community Colleges

New Report Addresses the Progress of Latino Students in Community Colleges

ACCT and NALEO offer strategies to create student success programs at community colleges

                                                                                

Naleo coverWashington, D.C.—Today, the Association of Community College Trustees and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund released the report The Progress of Latinos in Higher Education: Strategies to Create Student Success Programs at Community Colleges. The paper profiles Latino community college students, including associate's degree attainment rates, which are unsettling: only 23 percent of adult Latino students (25 and older) attain associate's degrees, compared to 33 percent of black students, 46 of white students, and 59 percent of Asian students. 

The paper discusses promising programs that have proven to advance student success, and which can be scaled nationally, including:

  • Comprehensive student supports along a path to completion;
  • Alleviating housing insecurity;
  • Building high school-to-college pathways;
  • The promise of a college education; and 
  • Using the summer to better prepare students for college.

The full report can be accessed via the ACCT website.

For more information, contact David Conner at dconner@acct.org.

About ACCT

Founded in 1972, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is the nonprofit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees of community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond.  ACCT's purpose is to strengthen the capacity of community, technical, and junior colleges and to foster the realization of their missions through effective board leadership at local, state, and national levels.  For more information, visit www.acct.org. Follow ACCT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CCTrustees.

About NALEO Educational Fund

NALEO Educational Fund is the nation's leading non-profit organization that facilitates the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service. Visit www.naleo.org for more information.  

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