Equity in Access, Retentionand Graduation in Higher Education in Mexico
Jesús Ruiz-Flores, José Antonio Ramírez-Diaz, Arturo Benítez-Zavala

This text sets the need to identify indicators that account for the extent to which Higher Education Institutions promote equity of access, retention and graduation of socially vulnerable groups. The text begins with a characterization of the problem of poverty in Mexico in the Latin American context. Then comes the concept of equity in the access to higher education in Mexico, and ends with a set of indicators of equity in higher education subsystem capable of analyzing the structural conditions that within Higher Education Institutions favor or impede completing the formative processes of students who are in vulnerable situations. Next, we present the Likert Scale developed to evaluate on the basis of the perception of university officers the extent to which Higher Education Institutions attends the needs of vulnerable people. This study is in course but we advance that the analysis of this situation may provide feedback to design educational and university policy to reorient the programs and actions for students retention.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v3n4a20