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From the ECS State Policy Database: Postsecondary Students--Minority - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Beyond Access: How Texas and California Are Accomodating Increased Hispanic College Enrollment - Texas and California data systems give insights into measures of Hispanic student success and different challenges facing institutions of higher education. California community colleges and state universities have seen steady increases in student retention and credit accumulation rates over the past decade. Texas institutions have seen increases in enrollment, yet notable decreases in two-year persistence rates between 2000 and 2012. Recommendations are provided. (Ben Miller, New America, June 2015)...

The State of American Indian & Alaska Native Education in California 2014 - While enrollment for American Indian students dropped at some California colleges, it increased 67 percent in the University of California system. A report, which examined high school graduation rates, college enrollment rates and academic achievement for Native American students in California, said declining financial support may be a reason for the enrollment drop. Also college readiness and student retention might be contributors. (Joely Proudfit and Theresa Gregor, California Indian Culture and Sovereignty at California State University, San Marcos, October 2014)...

Report and Recommendations from the American Indian College-Going Study - Indians are a growing demographic in South Dakota, and the state's Board of Regents made Indian recruitment and success in academia a priority for public universities. A focus group of 49 American Indian undergraduates said that financial challenges, lack of mentorship, fear of leaving home and family, and fears of culture shock and alienation were holding back would-be college students. Recommendations for improved access and success included better outreach to high schools, more grant aid, expanded Indian centers, and developing services that better reflect the family-centered orientation of tribal life. (South Dakota Board of Regents, December 2013)...

Latino College Completion in 50 States - This site details the current status of Latino college attainment in all 50 states and the country. (Excelencia in Education, 2012)...

Hispanic College Enrollment Spikes, Narrowing Gaps with Other Groups - A 24% spike in Hispanic college enrollment has brought the number of Hispanic young people attending college to an all-time high and made them the largest minority group of 18- to 24-year-olds on campuses in the country, according to a Pew Hispanic Center report. The number grew by 349,000 from 2009 to 2010. (Richard Fry, Pew Research Center, August 2011)...

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