Latino College Completion - Florida

Overview
  • Florida has the 3rd largest Latino population in the nation.

  • Latino adults have a slightly lower degree attainment compared to all adults and a slightly lower graduation rate compared to White non-Hispanics in Florida.

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

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

32%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
38%
of all adults

Florida Fast Facts

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

Latino Population

30%
K-12 Population
25%
Total Population

Median Age

35
Latinos
49
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
52%
White
54%
Equity Gap =
2%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
25%
White
28%
Equity Gap =
3%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
25%
White
23%
Equity Gap =
-2%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Miami Dade College Public, 4-year 66,046 44,870 68%
2 Florida International University Public, 4-year 41,009 27,451 67%
3 Broward College Public, 4-year 44,119 15,053 34%
4 Valencia College Public, 4-year 43,217 13,965 32%
5 University of Central Florida Public, 4-year 52,671 12,110 23%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Miami Dade College Public, 4-year 10,318 6,978 68%
2 Valencia College Public, 4-year 7,625 2,341 31%
3 Broward College Public, 4-year 5,873 1,865 32%
4 Palm Beach State College Public, 4-year 4,069 1,019 25%
5 Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 3,593 915 25%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Florida International University Public, 4-year 8,494 5,754 68%
2 University of Central Florida Public, 4-year 12,629 2,615 21%
3 University of Florida Public, 4-year 8,393 1,599 19%
4 University of South Florida-Main Campus Public, 4-year 7,992 1,554 19%
5 Florida State University Public, 4-year 8,421 1,355 16%

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).