Improving Latino College Transfer in Texas

This report expands knowledge about Texas Latino students while providing higher education institutions and policymakers across the country with actionable information to help more Latino students graduate. Excelencia in Education conducted extensive interviews with faculty and staff at four pairs of two-year and four-year institutions across the state to learn how Latino students experience transfer and to understand how institutions can best support them before, during, and after their transition. To support shared ownership of Latino student transfer success, the authors suggest practical steps institutions can take to:

1) ensure students can apply all the credits they have earned to their degree when they transfer;

2) share data systemically to identify and assist transfer students;

3) provide transfer students and native students with equal access to institutional financial aid; and

4) engage faculty in ensuring credit mobility across institutions and in mentoring transfer students.

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