Friday, June 26, 2009
MORE HISPANICS ATTENDING GA COLLEGES
WALB reports that many more Hispanic students are attending colleges in Georgia, many of them are first generation college students. Some colleges offer additional assistance to these students and their families by offering cultural bridging programs, such as home visits and preparation of parents. Hispanics made up 4% of the state's college graduates in 2005, but that number is expected to jump to 24% in 2022 as the Hispanic population in Georgia increases substantially. Education is the key to full integration and professional success in the workplace and increasing one's pay for work.