President Sharon Herzberger Speaks About Minority College Graduation Rates on Minnesota Public Radio

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Earlier today, President Sharon Herzberger was a guest on Minnesota Public Radio's news magazine, Midmorning, speaking about Whittier College's successful efforts to matriculate and graduate Latino students.

According to a new report by the nonprofit College Board, many colleges are recruiting and enrolling more underrepresented minority students, but at the same time these students are not graduating at as high rates as their white peers.

This is not the case at Whittier College where Latino students are outperforming their peers on national level in regards to graduation rates. In 2009, 63 percent of Latino students graduated in a four years. Nearly one-third of Whittier student are Latino and 50 percent are students of color.

Click here to listen to the program.