Salem State Recognized for Efforts to Support Latino Students

NEC member Salem State University was recently recognized by the American Council on Education for its efforts to provide the tools needed for Latino students to succeed and close the graduation gap.

Latino students are a demographic at risk of not finishing their degrees, and with 17% of its students being Latino, Salem State has made it a priority to better serve these students.  Between 2012 and 2016, Salem State doubled its number of Latino faculty members and staffed student service areas with multilingual personnel. Student-run organizations, including the Latin American Student Organization and the Latino/a Student Success Task Force, provide familiarity and community for Latino students.

“Student success is a top priority at this institution, and this report is an encouraging indicator that the ongoing efforts of our faculty, staff and students are building results and momentum,” said executive vice president Scott James.

The New England Council commends Salem State University for its dedication to the success of all its students. Read more on Higher Education Today.

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