Latina/o Transfer Students
Understanding the Critical Role of the Transfer Process in California’s Postsecondary Institutions
Martha A. Rivas, Jeanette Peréz, Crystal R. Alvarez, and Daniel G. Solorzano
CSRC Research Report, Number 9
May 2007

Latino students continue to be underrepresented in postsecondary education. For every 100 Latina/o elementary students, 11 will graduate from college, 4 will receive a graduate degree, and only 1 will receive a PhD. This research report explores the obstacles that Latina/o students face as they move through the education pipeline and examines the importance of the transfer process from community college to a four-year college or university.