Latino Achievement Gap Series: No Gap for Latinas

Feb 1, 2012

Nationwide, Latinos attend preschool in lower numbers; drop out rates are higher, and fewer Latinos get college degrees.  But for Hispanic girls and women of college age-that gap disappears.  

Studies show that American Latinas now attend college and graduate at a much higher rate than their male counterparts. Their college success rate is nearly equal to that of white men.  As Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports, a Phoenix program focuses on young Hispanic girls and their main sources of educational support-their mothers.