Latino College Completion - Connecticut

Overview
  • Latinos have a low adult degree attainment compared to all adults and a low graduation rate compared to White, non-Hispanics in Connecticut.

  • Latino youth represent a higher proportion of the K-12 population in Connecticut than in the overall state population.

  • An institution can award 100 degrees to Hispanics and still be in the top 5 institutions awarding degrees to Hispanics in Connecticut.

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

22%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
46%
of all adults

Connecticut Fast Facts

Connecticut had the 18th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

22%
K-12 Population
16%
Total Population

Median Age

28
Latinos
46
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
35%
White
60%
Equity Gap =
25%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
16%
White
22%
Equity Gap =
6%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
14%
White
22%
Equity Gap =
8%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Norwalk Community College Public, 2-year 6,363 2,108 33%
2 Gateway Community College Public, 2-year 8,200 1,823 22%
3 Naugatuck Valley Community College Public, 2-year 7,102 1,790 25%
4 University of Connecticut Public, 4-year 18,395 1,544 8%
5 Housatonic Community College Public, 2-year 5,286 1,491 28%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Norwalk Community College Public, 2-year 592 195 33%
2 Naugatuck Valley Community College Public, 2-year 849 175 21%
3 Housatonic Community College Public, 2-year 494 131 27%
4 Manchester Community College Public, 2-year 848 121 14%
5 Gateway Community College Public, 2-year 708 100 14%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 University of Connecticut Public, 4-year 5,320 446 8%
2 Central Connecticut State University Public, 4-year 1,996 200 10%
3 Yale University Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 1,327 151 11%
4 Southern Connecticut State University Public, 4-year 1,577 142 9%
5 Western Connecticut State University Public, 4-year 973 138 14%

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).