Adult Latino College Students: Experiencias y la Educación




Garza, Ana Lisa

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The study aimed to gain a better understanding of the learning experiences of adult Latino college students, as described directly in their own voices. The study was guided by two research questions: RQ l: "How do adult Latinos describe their undergraduate college learning experiences?" and RQ2: "How do culture, gender, and ethnic identity affect or influence their college learning experiences?" Ten participants (five males, five females) were selected using criteria-based purposeful sampling. Specific criteria required that participants: a) were at least 30 years of age at the time of the study; b) considered themselves to be current students; c) had completed at least two prior semesters at Texas State at the time of the study; and d) self-identified as either Mexican American or Mexican National (citizen of Mexico).



Mexican American college students, Latino college students, barriers to entry


Garza, A.L. (2011). Adult Latino college students: Experiencias y la educación (Unpublished dissertation). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.


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