Latino College Completion - Colorado

Overview
  • Latinos have a low adult degree attainment compared to all adults in Colorado.

  • An institution can award less than 200 degrees to Hispanics and still be in the top 5 awarding degrees to Hispanics in Colorado.

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

21%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
47%
of all adults

Colorado Fast Facts

Colorado had the 9th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

31%
K-12 Population
21%
Total Population

Median Age

27
Latinos
41
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
45%
White
53%
Equity Gap =
8%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
21%
White
23%
Equity Gap =
2%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
19%
White
34%
Equity Gap =
15%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Metropolitan State University of Denver Public, 4-year 21,196 4,520 21%
2 University of Colorado Boulder Public, 4-year 26,557 2,660 10%
3 Front Range Community College Public, 2-year 18,761 2,622 14%
4 Community College of Denver Public, 2-year 10,296 2,598 25%
5 University of Colorado Denver Public, 4-year 13,509 2,537 19%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Pueblo Community College Public, 2-year 710 211 30%
2 Front Range Community College Public, 2-year 1,729 194 11%
3 Aims Community College Public, 2-year 521 162 31%
4 Pikes Peak Community College Public, 2-year 1,374 160 12%
5 Community College of Denver Public, 2-year 622 156 25%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Metropolitan State University of Denver Public, 4-year 3,276 595 18%
2 University of Colorado Boulder Public, 4-year 5,334 445 8%
3 Colorado State University-Fort Collins Public, 4-year 4,857 392 8%
4 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Public, 4-year 2,370 339 14%
5 University of Northern Colorado Public, 4-year 2,088 278 13%

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).