Eight higher education institutions along the U.S.- Mexico border in Texas lead the nation in enrolling and awarding degrees to Latino students, a new report finds.

This study by the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) and Excelencia in Education, Student Aversion to Borrowing: Who Borrows and Who Doesn't reveals the demographic and enrollment characteristics of undergraduate students who are least likely to borrow for college and highlights tradeoffs they may face.

Strategic partnerships between industry and community colleges that engage younger Hispanic immigrants can boost our economy by training an important proportion of U.S. workers for future jobs. This report looks at six innovative partnerships throughout the country that others should consider.

Leading national policy organizations announced today new efforts to identify why so many young Americans drop out of college and to propose new policies and practices necessary to help low-income, African American, and Hispanic students complete their educations.

WASHINGTON - August 10, 2005 - Although the percentage of Latino students receiving financial aid for college is at an all-time high, Latinos receive the lowest average federal aid awards of any racial or ethnic group, according to a new report released today by Excelencia in Education and the Institute for Higher Education Policy....