Florida Policy Options to Accelerate Latino Student Success in Higher Education
This report offers policy recommendations, based on recent research and discussions, to improve the educational attainment of Florida's workforce, with a focus on Latinos. Given that a large portion of the demographic growth in Florida through 2030 will be Hispanic, the state's economic competitiveness will be highly dependent on the educational attainment of this population. However, the educational attainment of Hispanics in Florida is low. In 2008, about 23 percent of Hispanics 25 and over in Florida had earned a bachelor's degree or higher.
Florida Policy Options to Accelerate Latino Student Success in Higher Education specifies policy recommendations for higher education that can foster conversations with state legislators, public officials, education stakeholders, and college/university leaders to improve the educational attainment of all Floridians.
Authored by Excelencia in Education, this report was made possible through support from USA Funds and The Lumina Foundation for Education.