Kathleen Cross, M.A.:

Enrolling and Retaining Latinos in Higher Education: Practical Considerations

Saint Louis University




            This presentation will discuss the current status and barriers of Latino students to higher education and make recommendations on how to work within the higher education system to mitigate many of these barriers. Understanding the barriers to higher education faced by many Hispanic students is a crucial first step in the development of an effective enrollment management strategic plan to recruit and retain this targeted population.  These barriers are numerous and significant.  Practical considerations with then be discussed to aid in the recruitment of Latino students, including admissions and financial aid considerations.  Practical recommendations for the retention of Latino students including academic advising, student activities and career services will alos be investigated.



Contact Information:


Ms. Kathleen M. Cross, MA


Work Address

Ph. D. Graduate Assistant

Saint Louis University

Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education

3750 Lindell Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63108


Home Address

7830 Delmar Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63130


Ph: 314-727-2338

Email: crosskm@slu.edu