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Labor Market Returns for Graduates of Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Toby J. Park (), Stella M. Flores () and Christopher J. Ryan ()
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Toby J. Park: Florida State University College of Education
Stella M. Flores: New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Christopher J. Ryan: Vanderbilt University Peabody College

Research in Higher Education, 2018, vol. 59, issue 1, 29-53

Abstract: Abstract Latinos have become the largest minority group in American postsecondary education, a majority of whom attend two- or four-year Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). However, little is known about labor market outcomes as result of attending these institutions. Using a unique student-level administrative database in Texas, and accounting for college selectivity, we examine whether attending an HSI influences labor market outcomes ten years after high school graduation for Latino students in Texas. We find no difference in the earnings of Hispanic graduates from HSIs and non-HSIs. This analysis represents one of the first to examine the labor market outcomes for Latino students in this sector of education accounting for critical factors that include a student’s high school and community context.

Keywords: Hispanic-serving institutions; HSIs; Wage returns; Labor market returns (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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