Title

Does Latinx Representation Matter for Latinx Student Retention in STEM?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-20-2018

Publication Title

Journal of Hispanic Higher Education

First page number:

1

Last page number:

15

Abstract

Using student-level data, this study explores the relationship between Latinx student representation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and student retention. Results revealed that a 1% increase in cohort-level Latinx student representation in STEM subfields is associated with a decrease in student departures from the university, but not STEM. Furthermore, Latinx STEM students may be more responsive to changes in the representation of their cohorts compared with increases in diversity for upper-division undergraduate or graduate students.

Keywords

Latinx; STEM; Retention; Campus climate; Higher education

Disciplines

Educational Psychology

Language

English

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