Does the “Mismatch Hypothesis” Apply to Hispanic Students at Selective Colleges?

This paper was prepared as a forthcoming chapter in The Education of the Hispanic Population, edited by Richard Verdugo and Billie Gastic, volume 2 in a series on The Hispanic Population. Partial support for this research was provided by grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (grant #5R24HD047879). We are grateful to Valerie Fitzpatrick for preparing the tables and to Joann Donatiello and Elana Broch for bibliographic assistance.