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Latino Daily News

Wednesday November 24, 2010

While More Hispanic Students Head to College Few Go to Selective Colleges

While more Hispanic students are obtaining a higher education, a study shows that few get degrees from an Ivy League university, private college or state schools.

Academics concur that though community colleges and for-profit schools, where most minorities are obtaining their higher education, are a great starting point they do not offer the academic rigor or long-term benefits a degree from a selective university does.  Selective universities and colleges are identified as those with four-year degree programs and high admission standards.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, also noted that “the most selective colleges and universities” show notable declines not only in ethnic diversity but also in socioeconomic diversity.