Outlines policy recommendations at the community, college, state, and federal levels for raising Latino degree attainment rates to help close equity gaps and meet the nation's attainment goals. Includes examples of current efforts and best practices.
- Observation: Recommendations for community leaders: Inform the community about pathways to college; develop partnerships between school districts and higher education institutions; review and expand workforce preparation programs; establish community partnerships to complement institutional efforts
- Observation: Recommendations for college leaders: Implement practices with proven benefits to increase student learning outcomes; measure progress in student preparation, access, persistence, and degree attainment; increase retention efforts; increase early college high schools and dual enrollment programs; guarantee need-based aid for qualified students
- Observation: Recommendations for state leaders: Support a rigorous public high school curriculum; require a simplified transfer pathway to colleges and universities; make college accessible and affordable; track equity and success in degree attainment
- Observation: Recommendations for federal leaders: Require appropriate training for default management and financial literacy; link support for capacity building at Hispanic-Serving Institutions with degree attainment; increase retention rates; collect data on certificates leading to a living wage; provide opportunities for undocumented students who are U.S. high school graduates and college-ready to complete college