University Diversity: A Study of Hispanic Women in Higher Education
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It is no surprise to hear that Hispanic women as a population have struggled to obtain degrees in higher education. They fit into two well-known disadvantaged groups: they are women, and they are an ethnic minority. The first portion of this paper will explore the nature of these barriers and why they can be difficult to overcome, and the rest of the paper will be dedicated to showing how the situation for Hispanic women in higher education is improving. Texas Woman’s University, located in Denton, Texas, will be used throughout the paper as an example to show how the barriers and improvements apply to an actual institution of higher education.