NBC’s feel-good story about Hispanic students at UA


by David Safier

It's nice to hear a positive story like this saying Hispanic students are succeeding at UA. The NBC News story says UA has a 44% Hispanic graduation rate compared to a 36% rate nationwide. It also says the freshman retention rate for Hispanic freshmen is 78%, just a bit under the average 82% rate.

I'm sure this isn't the whole story — my knowledge of the world or higher ed is limited, so I can't fill in any details — but any story about people making it at college, especially the two spotlighted students who are the first in their families, is a positive story in my book.

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