Report: Higher Education Fiscal Crisis Hardest on Hispanic, Low-Income Students

By Banerji, Shilpa | Black Issues in Higher Education, May 6, 2004 | Go to article overview

Report: Higher Education Fiscal Crisis Hardest on Hispanic, Low-Income Students


Banerji, Shilpa, Black Issues in Higher Education


WASHINGTON

Low-income and Hispanic students are faring worst amid file financial fix gripping American higher education, according to a report by Dr. Eduardo Padron, president of Florida's Miami Dade College.

The report, "A Deficit of Understanding: Confronting the Funding Crisis in Higher Education and the Threat to Low-Income and Minority Access," says low-income and Hispanic students are struggling with soaring college costs more than other students and calls on Congress for help. Without reforms, the report says, more and more students will be squeezed out of higher education, and society will pay the price.

According to the report, tuition and fees at a public four-year college currently amount to 71 percent of the earnings of a low-income family--compared to 5 percent and 19 percent of the earnings of upper- and middle-income families, respectively. The report says swelling costs will bar low-income students from pursuing higher education and "the ultimate damage will be an upsurge in the well-known cycle of poverty that straps untold numbers of poor youth to dead-end, dispiriting employment. The economy, too, is denied thousands of much needed, qualified workers for emerging industries."

Increasing college costs are also allotting Hispanics, the report says: "For every $1,000 increase in annual tuition, 6 to 8 percent of the Hispanic population loses access to higher education." And while Hispanics have made some gains in college enrollment, the rates lag behind those of their African American and White peers. Between 1980 and 2000, enrollment rates among Hispanics between the ages of 18 and 24 rose from 16 percent to 22 percent, according to the report, while African Americans' enrollment rates jumped from 19 percent to 31 percent, and rates among Whites increased from 25 percent to 39 percent. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Report: Higher Education Fiscal Crisis Hardest on Hispanic, Low-Income Students
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.