According to the paper, the gap in college enrollment is increasing as a result of wealth variation and inequalities. Students from the upper quartile of the income distribution are increasing in schools, whereas students from the lower quartile are declining. For example, students from wealthier backgrounds were 8.3 times more likely to receive a bachelor’s degree by 2003. This is because universities and colleges have changed their financial assistance focus from need-based to merit-based qualification in order to enroll candidates with a better academic background and profile. The article is important as it includes several statistics showing disparities due to income, financial aid, class, academic profile and highest degree attained.
Barbosa, L. L. (2011). A Study of College Access and Academic Success among First-Generation Hispanic Language Minority Students at the Community College Level. ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway, P.O. Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Tel: 800-521-0600; Web site: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.
The American society today requires highly skilled workers due to the competitive nature of different sectors of the economy. The jobs requiring degree qualification are on the rise and will double in coming years. The community colleges are appealing to educational needs of minority and immigrants searching for job skill, language training, and career opportunities. The article carried out an ethnographic study on how the community colleges meet the goals and needs of the Hispanic, bilingual or bicultural students through economical and support. The Hispanic population faces challenges including personal obstacles, college administration, and academic obstacles. The study examines the implication of student support and equity promotion among the Hispanic population in the United States.
Richmond E., (2013).Young Black and Latino Men are, in Fact, Going to College. Retrieved on May 8 2017 form https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/09/young-black-and-latino-men-are-in-fact-going-to-college/280117/
The study focused on strategies male minorities use to succeed in college. The article investigated men attending college to explore factors affecting or supporting their ability to attend and remain in college. The consensual qualitative research was used to analyze the data and conclude findings. The role models, family, and peers in the society encouraged men in their struggle. However, men faced discouragement before joining college due to involvement in microaggressions and promotions of alternatives to higher education. The men in college face financial hardship and the prominent barrier to higher education. The African American and the Latino men face unique challenges. The population needs financial and economic support to achieve higher education status.
Access to Higher Education. (April 13, 2006) Steven J. Rosenstone presentation to “Thursdays at Four.” Institute for Advanced Study. The university of Minnesota.
Barbosa, L. L. (2011). A Study of College Access and Academic Success among First-Generation Hispanic Language Minority Students at the Community College Level. ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway, P.O. Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Tel: 800-521-0600; Web site: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml
Richmond E., (2013).Young Black and Latino Men are, in Fact, Going to College. Retrieved on May 8 2017 form