Latino Faculty in Postsecondary Education

Latino Faculty in Postsecondary Education

Morgan Taylor
June 2017


Research suggests that diversity on campus—both student diversity and faculty diversity—benefits all students by providing diverse perspectives and expanding cultural competencies for all students and contributing to the persistence and degree attainment of students of color. Latino faculty and all faculty of color also serve as role models and mentors students of color and can help those students improve in their academic progress. While Latinos represented about 16 percent of all undergraduates, they only represented four percent of full-time faculty. This brief provides a summary of Latino faculty and their representation in postsecondary education.

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