Inputs for Post-graduate Education Enrollment and Completion among Hispanics

dc.contributor.advisorSparks, P. Johnelle
dc.contributor.authorCano McCutcheon, Paulina
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSparks, P. Johnelle
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSansone, Vanessa A.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSparks, Corey S.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPotter, Lloyd B.
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-09T19:29:09Z
dc.date.available2024-02-09T19:29:09Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.description.abstractIn the past decades, we have seen a rise in the demand of post-graduate education with graduate degrees becoming a requirement for job opportunities and social mobility. However, the Hispanic population has remained behind in their educational attainment when compared to other racial groups. Considering that Hispanics are expected to represent close 30% of the population by the year 2050, their current educational attainment level is concerning. This research attempts to uncover potential sources of structural inequality in our academic institutions and systems that are hindering the success of Hispanics at the post-graduate level. Three aims are addressed in this research project. The first aim explores the relationship of social capital on the expectations of Hispanics to complete a post-graduate degree. Social capital is operationalized using high-impact activities previously associated with high levels of learning and development among college students. The second aim focuses on exploring the relationship of immigration status and the attainment of post-graduate degrees among Hispanics. This segment of the Hispanic population is rarely explored in the context of post-graduate education but represents an important group of the highly educated Hispanics. The last aim explores the association of HSI grants and the graduation rates of Hispanics at an institutional level using a causal inference method. Findings suggest that socio-economic and immigration status are important elements in the post-graduate attainment of Hispanics. At the institutional level, this research identifies areas that needs further improvement to serve Hispanic students successfully including online education and support of part-time enrollment students.
dc.description.departmentApplied Demography
dc.format.extent103 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9798607366087
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/2917
dc.languageen
dc.subjectGraduation of Hispanics
dc.subjectHispanic Educational Attainment
dc.subjectHispanic Immigrants
dc.subjectHispanic Serving Institutions
dc.subjectHSI
dc.subjectPost-Graduate Education
dc.subject.classificationHigher education
dc.subject.classificationDemography
dc.subject.classificationHispanic American studies
dc.titleInputs for Post-graduate Education Enrollment and Completion among Hispanics
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.dcmiText
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thesis.degree.departmentApplied Demography
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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