September 2010

Achieving the nation's educational attainment goals is impossible without significant improvements in the postsecondary completion rates of Latino students. Taking into account the current population projections, educational attainment levels, and economic reality, this brief aligns a focus on Latino college degree completion with federal policy to address the emerging national agenda to accelerate degree completion.

Three policy areas- academic preparation, institutional capacity, and financial aid-were examined at the federal policy level that can support the achievement of Latino students entering and successfully completing a college degree. Collectively, federal policy in these areas impact higher education for all student, including Latinos; particularly in light of increasing college costs, decreasing financial resources, and articulated national goals of improved degree completion.

  • College Completion


Ensuring America's Future: Federal Policy and Latino College Completion

Research File