Latino College Completion - United States

Latino College Completion: United States

22%

Percentage of Latino adults in the United States (25 and older) with an associate degree or higher

US Census Bureau, 2015-16 American Community Survey

Does Latino college completion vary by location?

Latino degree attainment has increased significantly nationally and by state over the last 5 years. However, we need to accelerate Latinos’ degree attainment to close equity gaps. Latinos have lower adult degree attainment compared to all adults and lower graduation rates compared to Whites in almost all states/locations. While all groups will have to increase college degree attainment, accelerating Latino educational attainment is crucial for the U.S. to meet its future societal and workforce needs.

Degree Attainment for Latino Students (2015-2016), United States

22%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
39%
of all adults

Degree Attainment for Latino Students, 2015-2016 - United States

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Latino Population

K-12 Population
Total Population

Median Age

Latinos
White

Graduation Rate

Latino Students
All Students

Top National Institutions

Enrolling: Top Institutions (Hispanic Undergraduates), 2015-2016

Rank Institution State Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Miami Dade College FL Public, 4-year 66,046 44,870 68%
2 South Texas College TX Public, 4-year 30,180 28,206 93%
3 Florida International University FL Public, 4-year 41,009 27,451 67%
4 East Los Angeles College CA Public, 2-year 36,012 24,235 67%
5 El Paso Community College TX Public, 2-year 28,308 24,203 85%

Associates Degrees: Top Institutions Awarding to Hispanics, 2015-2016

Rank Institution State Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Miami Dade College FL Public, 4-year 10,318 6,978 68%
2 South Texas College TX Public, 4-year 3,179 2,963 93%
3 El Paso Community College TX Public, 2-year 3,214 2,736 85%
4 Valencia College FL Public, 4-year 7,625 2,341 31%
5 Central New Mexico Community College NM Public, 2-year 4,974 2,172 44%

Bachelors Degrees: Top Institutions Awarding to Hispanics, 2015-2016

Rank Institution State Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Florida International University FL Public, 4-year 8,494 5,754 68%
2 California State University-Fullerton CA Public, 4-year 7,725 2,704 35%
3 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley TX Public, 4-year 2,984 2,654 89%
4 University of Central Florida FL Public, 4-year 12,629 2,615 21%
5 The University of Texas at El Paso TX Public, 4-year 3,262 2,614 80%
Sources

U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Estimates of the Resident Population by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for the United States, States, and Counties: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016 , PEPSR6H, Release Date: June 2017; Retrieved August 2017, www.census.gov.

U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 American Community Survey. American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.

U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, and Degree Attainment.

Excelencia in Education analysis using: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Integrated Postsecondary Education System (IPEDS): Fall 2014 Enrollment (final release January 2017), Completion Rates July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 (provisional release), Graduation Rates as of August 31, 2015 (provisional release), and 12-Month Unduplicated Headcount -2014-15 (provisional release).