Migrant students and College Assistance Migrant Programs: A promising pathway to higher education success



Migrant education, multicultural education, Education policy


Migrant students continue to face challenging obstacles to complete their post-secondary education and their needs and successes are still widely unknown. The present article compares the results, in terms of retention and graduation, of migrant students in a CAMP program to other students in similar institutions. Using a series of independent samples T-tests, the outcomes of students are compared and potential characteristics of successful students are also identified. The results reveal a promising positive outcome in favor of CAMP programs. These results may have implications for institutions serving minoritized students labeled "at risk" in general.

Author Biographies

David Gonzalez Nieto, Northern Illinois University

Assistant professor, curriculum and instruction

Robert Garcia, University of Colorado-Boulder

Senior project director, School of Education


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