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Projects with Promise

Vol. 26 No. 1

Learning to Increase Access to Higher Education in a New Latino Destination

January 24, 2020


Barriers to higher education persist among the Latino population across the United States. This project (IRB approval 18-001240), framed within the Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy at East Carolina University, aimed to identify the obstacles to accessing higher education faced by the local Latino community and evaluate some ways to make higher education opportunities more accessible for Latino students. Although cultural barriers are low, lack of financial resources and knowledge should be in the center of an intervention.