Latino College Completion - Georgia

Overview

Nationally, Latino student enrollment and degree completion continues to increase. However, different patterns emerge within each state. For example, at two-year institutions, Latinos in Georgia graduate at the same rate as their White peers, and at a higher rate than Latinos nationally. However, Georgia lags in Latinos’ degree completion and overall degree attainment.

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Degree Attainment for Latino Students (2017-2018), Georgia

23%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
44%
of White adults

Georgia Fast Facts

Georgia had the 10th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

15%
K-12 Population
10%
Total Population

Median Age

26
Latinos
42
White

2-Year Graduation Rate

42%
Latino Students
42%
White Students

4-Year Graduation Rate

43%
Latino Students
48%
White Students

Degree Outcomes

At two-year institutions, Hispanics' graduation rate was 0%-points lower than that of their White non-Hispanic peers in Georgia.

At four-year institutions, Hispanics' graduation rate was 5%-points lower than that of their White non-Hispanic peers in Georgia.

Latino College Completion Degree Outcomes

Top Georgia Institutions

Enrolling: Top Institutions (Hispanic Undergraduates) in Georgia, 2018-2019

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Kennesaw State University Public, 4-year or above 32,274 3,250 10%
2 Georgia State University Public, 4-year or above 27,231 3,101 11%
3 Georgia Gwinnett College Public, 4-year or above 12,508 2,519 20%
4 University of North Georgia Public, 4-year or above 19,041 2,482 13%
5 Georgia State University-Perimeter College Public, 2-year 18,487 2,174 12%

Associates Degrees: Top Institutions Awarding to Hispanics in Georgia, 2017-2018

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Georgia State University-Perimeter College Public, 2-year 1,960 198 10%
2 University of North Georgia Public, 4-year or above 1,083 176 16%
3 Georgia Military College Public, 4-year or above 1,711 126 7%
4 Georgia Highlands College Public, 4-year or above 691 87 13%
5 Gwinnett Technical College Public, 2-year 653 85 13%

Bachelors Degrees: Top Institutions Awarding to Hispanics in Georgia, 2017-2018

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Georgia State University Public, 4-year or above 4,809 519 11%
2 Kennesaw State University Public, 4-year or above 5,008 426 9%
3 University of Georgia Public, 4-year or above 7,015 396 6%
4 Georgia Southern University Public, 4-year or above 4,155 215 5%
5 Savannah College of Art and Design Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 2,034 214 11%

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.

US. Census Bureau, Projected Race and Hispanic Origin: Main Projections Series for the United States, 2017-2060.

United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium variant). 

U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Estimates of the Resident Population by Hispanic Origin for the United States and States: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018.

U.S. Census Bureau, 2018 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates.

U.S. Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. 

Excelencia in Education analysis using U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), 2018 Fall Enrollment, Graduation Rates Survey and Institutional Characteristics Survey.