Latino College Completion - Illinois

Overview
  • Latino adults have a significantly lower degree attainment than all adults in Illinois.

  • Latino students have a lower graduation rate compared to White non-Hispanic students in Illinois.

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

  • Only one 4-year institution is among the top 5 institutions enrolling Hispanics in Illinois.

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

19%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
41%
of all adults

Illinois Fast Facts

Illinois had the 5th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

25%
K-12 Population
17%
Total Population

Median Age

28
Latinos
42
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
37%
White
56%
Equity Gap =
19%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
17%
White
23%
Equity Gap =
6%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
20%
White
30%
Equity Gap =
10%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Public, 2-year 12,146 6,860 56%
2 City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Public, 2-year 8,914 6,618 74%
3 College of DuPage Public, 2-year 29,476 6,402 22%
4 College of Lake County Public, 2-year 15,410 5,105 33%
5 University of Illinois at Chicago Public, 4-year 16,718 4,411 26%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Public, 2-year 1,075 483 45%
2 City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Public, 2-year 1,057 466 44%
3 Morton College Public, 2-year 504 381 76%
4 City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Public, 2-year 622 351 56%
5 College of DuPage Public, 2-year 2,882 337 12%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 University of Illinois at Chicago Public, 4-year 3,687 799 22%
2 DePaul University Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 3,776 575 15%
3 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Public, 4-year 8,024 518 6%
4 Northern Illinois University Public, 4-year 3,468 449 13%
5 Northeastern Illinois University Public, 4-year 1,563 446 29%

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).