Latino Achievement Gap Series: No Gap for Latinas
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.