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institutions across the state. The research indicates that the Hispanic population is a particularly
critical component of any efforts directed to improved educational experience in Texas for
1. Hispanics are a substantial proportion of the population in Texas and that is expected to
2. There is a relatively low level of Hispanic participation in higher education;
3. Hispanic college students show high attrition rates and, correspondingly, low graduation
Much research on retention/attrition exists for White and Black students, but little research
has been done on the issue regarding Hispanic students (Admon, 2004; Bohon et al., 2006; Frost,
2007), and this is especially the case for Hispanic females (Cerna et al., 2009; Sy & Romero,
2008). Therefore, a study focusing on educational issues concerning Latinas is appropriate for a
number of reasons:
1. Latinas are now the largest minority group of females in the U. S. (Murdoch, 2009)
2. Latinas are the least likely of any group of females in the U. S. to complete a bachelor's
degree (Murdoch, 2009)
3. Latinas tend to interrupt or leave their education earlier than other women (Corbett, Hill &
4. Latinas confront a unique combination of issues (Schwartz, 2001)
o Welfare of the family (and community) tend to supersede individual aspirations
o Latina adolescents often assume adult roles at home
o Short term economic needs of the family may derail the parents' desires of support for
long term educational goals
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