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Hispanic students perform better in colleges with larger Hispanic communities

Published: Feb 20th, 2007 •• Category: Video

Hispanic students at community colleges with large Hispanic populations are more likely to earn higher grades and complete their courses, according to a study headed by COE professor. Educators have long believed that a “critical mass” of like students is vital to making minority students feel at home on college campuses. In this video excerpt, Professor Linda Serra Hagedorn talks to a WUFT-TV news crew about her study, which may be the first to find statistical evidence of “critical mass.” (45 sec)