Challenges to minority students' graduation
Students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education "tend not to persist in college at the same rate as their peers from the majority culture, and they do not graduate at the same rate," say the journal's editors.
The issue focuses on challenges to completing a college education for students who are African-American, Asian or Asian-Pacific American, indigenous, Latino or Latina, or lesbian, gay, or bisexual; who commute to college; or who have disabilities.
"We are concerned about how institutions of higher education can develop and implement strategies that will assist students from historically underrepresented, and perhaps unwelcomed, groups to persist and graduate," they say.
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