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

  • 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.

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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).