Latino College Completion - Arizona

Overview
  • Latinos represent almost half of the K-12 population in Arizona.

  • The median age for Latinos in Arizona is almost half that of White non-Hispanics.

  • Latino adults in Arizona have a significantly lower degree attainment than all adults.

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Degree Attainment for Latino Students (2015-2016), Arizona

17%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
36%
of all adults

Arizona Fast Facts

Arizona had the 6th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

44%
K-12 Population
31%
Total Population

Median Age

27
Latinos
46
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
40%
White
49%
Equity Gap =
9%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
22%
White
21%
Equity Gap =
-1%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
25%
White
30%
Equity Gap =
5%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Pima Community College Public, 2-year 28,070 11,576 41%
2 University of Arizona Public, 4-year 32,987 8,310 25%
3 Arizona State University- Tempe Public, 4-year 39,961 7,404 19%
4 Glendale Community College Public, 2-year 20,506 6,690 33%
5 Phoenix College Public, 2-year 12,107 5,496 45%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Pima Community College Public, 2-year 2,848 1,039 36%
2 Arizona Western College Public, 2-year 885 540 61%
3 Phoenix College Public, 2-year 1,122 532 47%
4 Glendale Community College Public, 2-year 1,763 529 30%
5 Estrella Mountain Community College Public, 2-year 1,093 430 39%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Arizona State University- Tempe Public, 4-year 9,053 1,557 17%
2 University of Arizona Public, 4-year 6,600 1,512 23%
3 Grand Canyon University Private, For-profit, 4-year 9,000 1,149 13%
4 Northern Arizona University Public, 4-year 4,954 919 19%
5 Arizona State University- Downtown Phoenix Public, 4-year 2,395 630 26%

Examples of What Works for Latino Students

Here are some institutions showing success in enrolling, retaining, and graduating Latino students:

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).