Fast Facts

State Ranking

Mississippi had the 40th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

K-12 Population
3%
State Population
3%

Median Age

Latino
26
White
41

Degree Attainment

Latino
17%
Total
28%

Equity Gap
in Degree Completion

Graduation Rates

Latino
27%
White
40%
Equity Gap
13%

Completions per 100 FTE

Latino
15%
White
18%
Equity Gap
3%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
8%
White
21%
Equity Gap
13%

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Top 5 Enrolling Institutions

ENROLLING: Top 5 Institutions (Hispanic Undergraduates) in Mississippi, 2011-12

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 University of Southern Mississippi 4yr Public 13,618 375 3
2 University of Mississippi 4yr Public 15,346 361 2
3 Mississippi State University 4yr Public 16,312 286 2
4 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 2yr Public 9,972 257 3
5 Belhaven University 4yr Private Not-For-Profit 2,345 115 5

Top 5 Associate Degree Institutions

ASSOCIATE DEGREES: Top 5 Institutions Awarding to Hispanics in Mississippi, 2011-12

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 2yr Public 1,795 47 3
2 Hinds Community College 2yr Public 1,412 10 1
3 Northwest Mississippi Community College 2yr Public 1,076 10 1
4 Itawamba Community College 2yr Public 1,458 7 1
5 East Central Community College 2yr Public 358 7 2

Top 5 Bachelor Degree Institutions

BACHELOR DEGREES: Top 5 Institutions Awarding to Hispanics in Mississippi, 2011-12

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 University of Mississippi 4yr Public 2,661 51 2
2 University of Southern Mississippi 4yr Public 2,520 50 2
3 Mississippi State University 4yr Public 2,922 36 1
4 Belhaven University 4yr Private Not-For-Profit 462 11 2
5 Delta State University 4yr Public 504 10 2