Tuesday, June 29, 2004

College graduation rate lower for Hispanic students

"About 23 percent of the Hispanic freshmen in the study earned their bachelor's degrees by age 26, compared to 47 percent of white non-Hispanic students, according to the study released Wednesday by the University of Southern California's Pew Hispanic Center in Washington."

"Non-Hispanic blacks also fared worse than whites, with a graduation rate of 30 percent. Asian-American freshmen had a graduation rate of 51 percent, the study said."

"Richard Fry, the report's author, said many factors affected Hispanic students: They were more likely than whites to enroll only part-time, to contribute financially to their families and to live at home rather than on campus."

Yahoo! News (AP)

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