Hispanic Serving Institutions: A Critical Pipeline to Graduate School for Latinx Students

    “Hispanic Serving Institutions: A Critical Pipeline to Graduate School for Latinx Students” is an information brief and interactive toolkit designed to help close the gap in graduate degree attainment for Latinx students. The project was led by JoAnn Canales, CGS’s Dean-In-Residence from 2018 through 2019. Dr. Canales’ work underscores how the graduate enrollment and degree attainment of Latinx students continues to lag behind those of other groups. The project identified Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) - defined as accredited, degree-granting public or private non-profit institutions of higher education with at least 25% full-time equivalent undergraduate students who identify as Hispanic - as a possible vanguard to lead the higher education community as they address this disparity. 

     

    The brief is accompanied by a set of checklists looking at how Latinx students can be more successfully recruited, retained, and supported during various phases of the graduate student lifecycle. These checklists are not only designed as a complimentary framework to the brief, but also to provide administrators with a tool to help assess and implement the resources needed to improve Latinx student outcomes.  

     

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    Doctoral Initiative on Minority Attrition and Completion 

     

    Innovation in Graduate Admissions Through Holistic Review 

     

    The Global Postgraduate Diversity Resource - A CGS-ETS Joint Initiative

     

    Graduate Enrollment and Degrees, 2008-2018

     

    Building a Diverse, Equitable, Accessible, and Inclusive Graduate Community: A Statement of Principles

     

     

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    Julia Kent

     

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