Fewer than half of all Latinos who start college in Texas end up earning a bachelor's degree within six years.
But federal data shows there are reasons to be hopeful because those students also are making the biggest gains. The graduation rate for Hispanic students has climbed steadily even as their enrollment has more than doubled, according to the data. Latinas are even outpacing white men across the state in earning college degrees.
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Their enrollment for the number of first-time, full-time freshmen in four-year institutions was significantly smaller, growing from about 3, to 5, The graduation rates represent only a snapshot of what's happening on Dallas latinas because the rate includes only "traditional" students — those enrolled full time who stayed at one school.
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Education advocates say that despite gains, more needs to be done to help Latino and black students. That means colleges and universities must pivot into more deliberate efforts to address disparities in higher education that remain for students of color.
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And Texas still lags other states with large Latino populations. California's graduation rate for such students is 60 percent. We can't," said Deborah Santiago, a co-founder of the nonprofit Excelencia in Education, which focuses on Latinos in higher education. Texas' colleges can't wait for their campuses to catch up with the state's Dallas latinas demographics, experts Dallas latinas.
With about 40 percent of the state's population now Latino — and that's rapidly increasing — they say it's imperative that schools methodically recruit and retain such students.
Take Texas Wesleyan University, a small liberal arts campus tucked away amid the urban sprawl of east Fort Worth.