Challenges towards Achieving Higher Education for Latinos in Utah
Andres A. Chavez, Danny C. Barbery Montoya, Jessica Ivonne Caguana Baquerizo, Juan Emilio Balas Leon

Different studies have shown that the Latino population consistently does not pursue higher education to the same degree as members of other racial groups. In Utah, the Latino population represents 17% of the student population and continues to increase. As an important minority in the state, this paper will analyze different problems that Hispanic‟s students face such as economic barrier, lack of documentation, social barrier, and language. This research has shown that graduation gap between White and Hispanics has decrease from 24% in 2010 to 10% in 2014. Community asset mapping revealed top programs in the community that have helped youth to overcome economic, social, and language barriers challenges for the Latino community.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v6n4a4