Hispanic students perform better in colleges with larger Hispanic communities

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)