Kansas colleges struggle to keep Latino students enrolled
March 13, 2020
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The good news for Kansas public colleges: 1,000 more Latino students will be enrolled a decade from now, enough to fill the seats left empty by fewer white students.
The bad news? The state predicts fewer students will earn a degree or certification in 2029, judging by Kansas' poor track record in graduating Latino students, according to the Kansas News Service.
It's a dilemma that has state education officials looking for solutions, be it opening four-year colleges in areas that have large Latino populations or more funding from the Legislature. No matter what, offic...