A qualitative study of successful Hispanic transfer students at a community college Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this qualitative study was to research the experience of six Hispanic students who were interviewed in depth regarding their persistence in school and success at a community college. The students reported on their educational experiences prior to college and how that related to attendance at the college; their perspectives on the educational process in general; and the process of negotiating, learning, and coping with the cultural differences they found in mainstream society and in the community college campus learning environment. Five themes were constructed from the data collected: Pre college preparatory activities * Mobility * Struggles they experienced while attending college * Strategies they employed to stay in college * Retention strategies the students suggest for future students This pattern of results was contrasted with the retention literature and found to be basically parallel with previous findings. Students who felt connected to the community college through extra-curricular activities reported feeling more satisfied with their educational experience and eager to continue the educational process. The participants often cited that accountability to a role model or mentor was an important way for future students to be successful. Finally, the students non-mobility and home stability proved to be a tool for college retention.
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