Infographic - College Completion Through a Latino Lens

College Completion through a Latino Lens

Matthew Cuozzo
April 2018


In this brief Excelencia analyzed Latino students’ persistence and completion in college, mapped pathways to completion, and identified evidence-based practices that will help institutions and policymakers increase Latino college completion. This analysis is based on a report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC) tracking college students over six years and examines their outcomes by race/ethnicity, institutional type, and enrollment intensity.


These data do not tell the whole story.

Excelencia in Education also shares examples of what works to increase Latino college completion, a framework for institutions and policymakers to catalyze progress, and future directions to accelerate completion.

Did You Know ...

  • Most Latinos persist through college with a mix of full-time and part-time enrollment status.

  • Almost half of Latinos complete a degree in six years.

  • Latinos are more likely than their peers to still be enrolled beyond six years on their path to a degree.


View the infographic Pathways to College Completion through a Latino Lens where Excelencia in Education mapped Latino students’ pathways through college and outcomes.

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