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Martin Meraz Garcia

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Chicano Education


This study will be reviewing the reasons why Chicano/a students have a high entry rate in post high school education and why graduation rates are so low. The following factors will be considered gender, culture, financial support, emotional support, network building and self image of Chicano/a students. From 1996 to 2012 colleges have had the number of Hispanic students increase on average 240% (Fry, 2008). This paper will discuss research done by researchers who are experts in their fields and have been peer reviewed for validity. The parameters used by researchers were students had to finished high school and attended post high school education. Research proves that Chicano students are more likely not to graduate from college than their European counterparts. These studies also prove that male Chicano students are less likely to graduate from post-secondary institutions than female students. The findings from this study can help Universities and organizations increase the number of Chicano/a students that attend school and finish with a degree.