For the U.S. to regain the top ranking in the world for college degree attainment, Latinos will need to earn 5.5 million more degrees by 2020.

To reach the degree attainment goal by 2020, the U.S. can: 1) close the equity gap in college completion; 2) increase the number of degrees conferred; and, 3) scale up programs and initiatives that work for Latino and other students. The following is a framework for tracking Latino degree attainment in the U.S.

  • College Completion
  • 50 States

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K-12 Population
% is Latino

Total Population
% is Latino

Median Age
for Latinos, compared to for White non-Hispanics.

Degree Attainment
% of Latino adults (25 and older) had earned an associate degree or higher, compared to % of all adults.

Graduation Rate
% of Latino students graduated within 150% of program time for first-time, full-time freshmen, compared to % of all students.

Degree Attainment for Latino Students, 2011-2012:

  •   More than 30%
  •   26 to 30%
  •   21 to 25%
  •   16 to 20%
  •   15% or less

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

Rank Institution State Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Miami Dade College FL 4yr Public 63,736 44,809 70
2 South Texas College TX 4yr Public 29,604 26,857 91
3 El Paso Community College TX 2yr Public 30,723 26,178 85
4 East Los Angeles College CA 2yr Public 37,057 24,009 65
5 Florida International University FL 4yr Public 35,888 23,584 66

 

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

Rank Institution State Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Miami Dade College FL 4yr Public 11,959 7,958 67
2 El Paso Community College TX 2yr Public 3,790 3,244 86
3 University of Phoenix - Online -- 4yr Private For-Profit 39,341 2,424 6
4 South Texas College TX 4yr Public 2,292 2,138 93
5 Valencia College FL 4yr Public 7,974 2,129 27

 

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

Rank Institution State Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Florida International University FL 4yr Public 7,238 4,549 63
2 University of Phoenix - Online -- 4yr Private For-Profit 32,432 2,613 8
3 The University of Texas at El Paso TX 4yr Public 3,047 2,413 79
4 The University of Texas - Pan American TX 4yr Public 2,502 2,228 89
5 Arizona State University AZ 4yr Public 13,210 2,108 16

Resources

Latino College Completion National Fact Sheet
Press Release: Updated research on Latino college completion in each of 50 states shows progress nationally, but some surprises in states