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Latino Student Eligibility and Participation in the University of California: Ya Basta!

  • Author(s): Task Force, UC Latino
  • et al.
Abstract

The statewide context that frames Latino Student UC eligibility and participation has been studied and the facts have become increasingly clear to the Task Force: 

Latino students and families place great value in higher education.

Latino families are cohesive in spite of extreme poverty and growing urbanization.

Latino families are traditional but allow women to pursue higher education.

Latino students represent a large and growing population in this state.

Latino college students come from lower socioeconomic strata.

Latino college students come predominantly from public high schools.

Few Latino community college students transfer to the University of California.

Latino retention and graduation rates vary little from the UC average.

A downward trend is developing regarding Latino student participation in UC.

A corps of UC outreach programs substantially increase UC eligibility for Latino and other underrepresented student participants. 

UC eligibility of Latino students can be greatly increased by eliminating the SAT.

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