April 04, 2012

Marymount Recognized for Hispanic Student Education

Marymount College has been recognized by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) as a Hispanic Serving Institution with more than 25 percent of its enrollment comprised of Hispanic students. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics points out that Hispanics now make up half of the increase in the American workforce. But Hispanics have faced a range of barriers, economic and social, to educational attainment. Historically they suffer from the highest high school dropout rate of any population group. Consequently Hispanic college-going and graduation rates lag those of others.

“A significant commitment in our mission is to provide access to college for those who may face barriers obtaining a higher education,” said Dr. Michael Brophy, president of Marymount College. “It is especially fulfilling to our campus community to enroll Hispanic students who are the first members in their families to attend college,” said Dr. Brophy.

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