Transforming the Community College Transfer Pipeline for Latinx Students

José Del Real Viramontes

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Abstract

This practice brief provides leaders at four-year institutions recommendations to develop a transfer receptive culture for Latinx community college students. Despite the majority of Latinx students attending a community college with intentions to transfer and graduate from a four-year institution, only a few achieve this goal. Part-time enrollment, financial challenges, academic obstacles, and limited access to information about transferring to a four-year institution prevent Latinx students from transferring. At the university, Latinx students experience isolation and discrimination due to their race/ethnicity, gender, age, class, and perceived abilities. To address issues in the transfer process, four-year institutions must engage and re-engage Latinx students at multiple points during the transfer process to assess and re-assess what Latinx students' needs may be. Four-year institutions may face obstacles implementing some of these recommendations. Anticipating obstacles provide four-year institutions opportunities to prepare themselves and confront these barriers before they get passed on to the student.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-167
JournalJournal of Applied Research in the Community College
Volume27
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 2020

Keywords

  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFER
  • LATINX TRANSFER STUDENTS
  • LATINX COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS

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