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Hispanics In America

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According to a Pew Research Center survey “among Hispanics ages 25 to 29, just 15% of Hispanics had a bachelor’s degree in 2013” (Krogstad). It is great to analyze the lack of Hispanics higher education in the United States and in the State of Kansas something that one cares about by using statistics and information about the racial gap in completion of a degree that explains the lower rates in Hispanics. Hispanics lower incomes contribute to the Hispanics lowest rates of a college degree completion in the State of Kansas.
Lower Incomes
The Central American immigrants’ low income contribute to the low rate of Hispanics college degree graduates in the State of Kansas. Hispanics account for 11% of the Kansas population according to the 2013 U.
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This affects the opportunity of Hispanics attendance to college contributing to the low rate of Hispanics college degree graduates. A college degree education plays a key role in how much income one will and can bring in. For example, a study conducted at Rockhurst University in Kansas City found that “being at a disadvantage in the world of academics is shown in the types of jobs that these minorities have. In 2000, blacks and Hispanics were almost twice as likely as whites to work in the service sector, such as food service or cleaning service, with compensation at $12 per hour” (Restituto and Miller). Hispanics with no college degrees in Kansas are in academic disadvantage as found by the Rockhurst University in Kansas City since the opportunity to attain a college degree depends on the personal income. The Hispanics including the immigrants in Kansas with no college degree completion relates to the low paying jobs so low-income family contributing to the Hispanic Kansans low college degree completion…show more content…
Currently there are only 1,520 Hispanics out of 24,146 students attending K-State. To become a national model in multiculturalism K-State promote the recruiting and retention of Hispanics and other minority/multicultural groups (both currently accounting for only 15% of the student population) as they are under-represented in the institution. In addition, the State of Kansas reported a high school graduation rate for Black (75%), Hispanics (77%) and Whites (88%) for the years 2011-12. K-State is adapting the curriculum and adding new courses, encouraging multicultural content on existing courses, offering of scholarships to attract all the Kansas high school graduates not only White graduates. The implementation of the use of culturally competent teaching techniques promoting diversity and multiculturalism teaching practices is discussed in the Final Office of Diversity K-State 2025 Strategic Action and Alignment Plan document dated February
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