The Relationship between Ethnicity and Academic Success in Online Education Courses
Lori Kupczynski, Michelle Brown

This study examined the relationship between student ethnicity and success in a distance learning course. Grounded in social identity theory, this study examined differences in online achievement by ethnicity for 959 education majors at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Simple main effect tests were conducted after assumption tests for the ANCOVA were not met. Findings indicated that for students with lower overall GPAs, there were differences in online course achievement among ethnicity groups.

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