Class Size Effects on Student Performance in a Hispanic-Serving Institution

Benjamin N. Matta, Joseph M. Guzman, Sue K. Stockly, Benjamin Widner

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Overlooked in higher education student retention policies is the effect of class size on student achievement. Decreasing constant-dollar legislative appropriations and growing undergraduate enrollments will continue to strain instructional budgets. One obvious administrator response is to increase class sizes, which raises concerns of negative effects on minority student achievement. Reported are findings that class size does exercise negative effects on the academic performance of Hispanic students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-457
Number of pages15
JournalReview of Black Political Economy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Class size
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Student achievement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics and Econometrics


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