Latino College Completion - Florida

Overview

Nationally, the gap in degree completion between Latinos and their White peers has increased. However, different patterns emerge within each state or location. To reach the Latino degree attainment goal by 2030, states can close the degree completion gap by accelerating Latino completion while increasing for all students and scale up programs and initiatives that work for Latino, and all, students.

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Degree Attainment for Latino Students (2021), Florida

38%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
47%
of White adults

Florida Fast Facts

Florida had the 3rd largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

31%
K-12 Population
27%
Total Population

Median Age

37
Latinos
51
White

2-Year Graduation Rate

61%
Latino Students
51%
White Students

4-Year Graduation Rate

53%
Latino Students
61%
White Students

Degree Outcomes

At two-year institutions, Hispanics' graduation rate was 10%-points higher than that of their White non-Hispanic peers in Florida.

At four-year institutions, Hispanics' graduation rate was 8%-points lower than that of their White non-Hispanic peers in Florida.

Latino College Completion Degree Outcomes

Top Florida Institutions

Enrolling: Top Institutions (Hispanic Undergraduates) in Florida, 2021-2022

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Miami Dade College Public, 4-year or above 39727 28583 72%
2 Florida International University Public, 4-year or above 39936 26890 67%
3 University of Central Florida Public, 4-year or above 59710 17533 29%
4 Valencia College Public, 4-year or above 36131 14744 41%
5 Broward College Public, 4-year or above 25570 9583 37%

Associates Degrees: Top Institutions Awarding to Hispanics in Florida, 2020-2021

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Miami Dade College Public, 4-year or above 11361 8043 71%
2 Valencia College Public, 4-year or above 9137 3170 35%
3 Broward College Public, 4-year or above 6672 2416 36%
4 Palm Beach State College Public, 4-year or above 4813 1459 30%
5 Hillsborough Community College Public, 2-year 4112 1391 34%

Bachelors Degrees: Top Institutions Awarding to Hispanics in Florida, 2020-2021

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Florida International University Public, 4-year or above 12608 8365 66%
2 University of Central Florida Public, 4-year or above 14901 4158 28%
3 University of Florida Public, 4-year or above 9034 2123 24%
4 University of South Florida Public, 4-year or above 10069 2080 21%
5 Florida State University Public, 4-year or above 8624 1802 21%

Examples of What Works for Latino Students

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

Sources

Excelencia in Education. (2020). Ensuring America’s Future: Benchmarking Latino College Completion to 2030. Excelencia in Education. Washington, D.C.

U.S. Census Bureau, 2021 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates.

Excelencia in Education Analysis using the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), 2021 Fall Enrollment, Graduation Rates Survey and Institutional Characteristics Survey.

 

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