American RadioWorks Documentary
4:50 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

The New Face of College

Wednesday, October 15 – 1 p.m.

From American RadioWorks: The 21st-century college student is likely to be older than traditional students. She's more likely to be female, working, and Hispanic or African-American. She's more likely to be a mom. She's less likely to attend college full time or finish in four years. 

This American RadioWorks documentary explores how universities are adapting to their new students. We see how the University of Texas-El Paso, where most undergraduates are Hispanic and low-income, is becoming a top-tier research university. And we travel to a tiny college on an Indian reservation in eastern Washington that is trying to bring liberal arts to migrant farm workers.