Entries tagged with “college access”.

This seminal report, published earlier this week, tracks progress of Latino families and their access to higher education over the last thirty years. The report indicates widening disparities in family income, declines in relative participation of Latino males in American colleges, declines in first choice college attendance, and rising concerns about financing college. However, the report also note that despite these barriers to access, Latino/a population remain passionate about education, have a strong drive towards post-secondary success, and have remained committed to strong values and career-oriented goals. To learn more, visit http://www.heriucla.edu

The U.S. Department of Education has launched college.gov designed to inform students and parents about the college access process. The web addresses issues on why to go, what to do to prepare, and how to pay for higher education. It allows students to create their own customized college road map and provides helpful links that support families and schools in the process. For more information, visit http://www.college.gov