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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Hispanics fuel Conn. community college growth

Article in the Hartford Courant today reports that minorities, fueled by Hispanics and largely by female Hispanics, have been the key to community college enrollment growth for eight consecutive years in Connecticut.

In the past five years, enrollment of Hispanic females has risen 21 percent, the article says. Hispanic males were at about 14 percent.

The boom in population, and thus a larger Hispanic pool of students, and lower costs were the 2 key contributing factors mentioned in the article.

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