Menu

College Counseling for Latino and Underrepresented Students

College Counseling for Latino and Underrepresented StudentsThe Hispanic population represents a significant portion of American society. With regard to postsecondary enrollment, this ethnic group will experience the largest growth among all racial and ethnic groups and grow by 27% between 2011 and 2022. In order to understand the role of the school counselor in preparing Latino and other underrepresented students for the transition to college, Excelencia in Education and NACAC conducted a national survey and observed counseling practices at six US high schools that were successfully supporting underrepresented populations during the college application process.

Download the report to learn more.

 Key Findings

  • The frequency of individualized college counseling activities had a positive effect on four-year college enrollment in both the majoring white, non-Hispanic, and majority non-white models
  • At schools with majority non-white student populations, counselor time spent on occupational counseling and time spent on teaching were negatively related to two-year enrollment.
  • The frequent use of individualized counseling activities was positively related to total college enrollment at majority non-white schools.

Expand / Collapse All

NACAC Research

The State of College Admission Report

Examining the transition from high school to postsecondary education through survey data collected from colleges and universities across the country.

Guide to the College Admission Process

This updated guide is an invaluable resource for students as they search for and select a school that’s right for them.

Financial Aid. . .in 7 Easy Steps

These days, paying for college is no easy feat. Following these seven steps will make the process of affording higher education a little less stressful and a lot less overwhelming.