Today, over 75 percent of high school seniors aspire to graduate from college. However, only one-third of Americans hold a bachelor’s degree, and college graduation rates vary significantly by race/ethnicity and parental socioeconomic status. If most young adults aspire to obtain a college degree, why are these disparities so great?

Charles Hirschman, Boeing International Professor in the University of Washington's Department of Sociology and Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and Governance, will discuss his book From High School to College: Gender, Immigration Generation, and Race-Ethnicity as part of the UW Center for Multicultural Education's Book Talk Series. Hirschman's talk will illuminate how gender, immigration and ethnicity influence the path to college graduation, analyzing the period between leaving high school and completing college, drawing data from nearly 10,000 public and private school students across the Pacific Northwest.

Please RSVP by March 31 to or 206-543-3386.

April 7, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
University of Washington Club, Yukon Pacific Room