Latino Student Retention: A Case Study in Perseverance and Retention

O'Hara / Journal of Hispanic Higher Education / November 2020

Latino College Access

This qualitative single case study explored the lived experience of a first-generation Latino college student in a four-year higher education setting, who despite obstacles, persisted in college. The study revealed the need for a supportive system, both in and out of school, with an understanding and respect for the culture. Moreover, the findings revealed the need to “burst the bubble” leaving the comfort zone, to grow academically and personally. The results of this study offer a valuable perspective to the experiences of a Latino students.