Institutional Practices Affecting First-Year Hispanic Students at Two Texas Community Colleges

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)


Curriculum and Instruction

Date of Award

Fall 2013


The purpose of this study was to identify current institutional practices at two Hispanic-serving community colleges that may have caused attrition and affected retention among first-year Hispanic students. The objective was to determine which programs and services have been most effective at the respective community college campuses in assisting first-year Hispanic students in completing their degree programs. While there have been many retention initiatives implemented, little evidence exists as to whether those efforts are effective. To gain a better understanding of how effective or ineffective each practice has been, an exploration of the views of Hispanics in 2-year colleges was conducted.


Joyce Scott

Subject Categories

Curriculum and Instruction | Education