Issues in Higher Education

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As the Hispanic population in the United States grew over the last ten years, colleges experienced increased enrollments of the same. As with any significant enrollment increase, colleges attempted to find ways to increase student retention rates, especially that of minorities. Mercy College is one institution that experienced significant growth in their Hispanic student enrollment, along with it success in retaining this group of students (Stern, 2010). In part, their success was credited to the following:
A combination of factors, including training faculty to be sensitive to the needs of minority students, creating financial aid packages that limit the size of loans necessary to attend and developing academic services that help
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