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Families are key to Hispanic students' college success

June 7, 2010

Studies show that more Hispanic students are enrolling in college, but a disproportionate number drop out with debt instead of degrees.

The University of California-Riverside and Whittier College both make targeted efforts to lift the achievement of all students and help their large Hispanic student populations feel less alienated.

The result: Hispanic students describe a sense of home and family at both schools, something core to their culture and an important ingredient to their college success.

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