Alexander, Bobby Books

Dr. Bobby Alexander holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and is an Associate Professor of Sociology, and Public Policy and Political Economy at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Barriers Faced by Hispanic Students Transferring From Community Colleges to University: An Ethnographic Approach
2012 0-7734-3043-1
A careful analysis compiled from six case studies of factors that impede educational success among Hispanic high school graduates going on to college.

For the first time in this collected volume of six case studies, scholars will be able to find out the subjective reasons why Hispanic students drop out of college at a higher rate than any other racial or ethnic group. Filled with qualitative and quantitative analysis, this text provides evidence and gives a brief, but narrow entranceway into the lives of Hispanic college students.

Whether or not community college is the right path to take for students whose families did not previously enter college is something that study takes into consideration. The drop-out rate among community college students is much higher and this could foster the problems even further.