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Clearing the Path: Ensuring a Successful Transfer from a Two- to Four-Year Institution for Latino Students

May 22, 2017
Rayburn House Office Building – Room 2043
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Moderated by CHCI McDonald's Higher Education Graduate Fellow Mario Enriquez

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According to the Lumina Foundation, in order to increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates, and other credentials to 60% by the year 2025, we must invest in higher education. Latinos are the largest minority group in America, yet they fall short in attaining a college degree. America must invest in higher education to prepare the future workforce that is needed to sustain a strong and vibrant economy. ​Latinos who begin in the community college system are the least likely ethnic group to successfully transfer to a four-year college and complete a bachelor’s degree. With half of Latino college students enrolling in the community college system, more measures must be taken to ensure they transfer to a four-year institution and obtain a bachelor's degree.

This briefing will discuss the need to fund policies, such as the Higher Education Act, along with best practices between two- and four-year institutions to best serve transfer students. Subject-matter experts will provide a timely discussion on how to adequately serve transfer students to earn a bachelor’s degree.

The 2017 CHCI Capitol Hill Policy Briefing Series is the culmination of CHCI’s premier, nine-month Graduate Fellowship Program.