News Pulse - State University of New York at New Paltz

Hispanic graduation rates focus of national study

New Paltz has been selected by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) as an example of success in achieving high graduation rates for Hispanic students. The organization worked with the Education Trust to review the graduation rates of all 435 of its member institutions and identified 10 of the most successful for a follow-up study.

New Paltz is among five institutions that significantly narrowed the gap between Hispanic and nonminority graduation rates. The follow-up study, scheduled for March 2007, will attempt to identify what contributes to Hispanic student success at these colleges and universities.

“This selection is a tribute to the importance our faculty and staff have placed on promoting retention and achievement of all members of our diverse student body,” said Provost David Lavallee.

Several of the programs that have contributed to New Paltz’s success include: the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP); the Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) and Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (C-STEP); the Scholar Mentorship Program; Student Affairs leadership training; and Academic Advising.

December 4 , 2006
Volume 4, Issue 23

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