Latino College Completion - Indiana

Overview

Nationally, Latino student enrollment and degree completion continues to increase. However, different patterns emerge within each state. For example, Latinos in Indiana are graduating at a higher rate at four-year institutions than Latinos nationally. However, Indiana lags in Latinos’ degree completion and overall degree attainment.

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

19%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
37%
of White adults

Indiana Fast Facts

Indiana had the 21st largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

11%
K-12 Population
7%
Total Population

Median Age

26
Latinos
41
White

2-Year Graduation Rate

30%
Latino Students
30%
White Students

4-Year Graduation Rate

55%
Latino Students
64%
White Students

Degree Outcomes

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

At four-year institutions, Hispanics' graduation rate was 9%-points lower than that of their White non-Hispanic peers in Indiana.

Latino College Completion Degree Outcomes

Top Indiana Institutions

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Ivy Tech Community College Public, 2-year 72,006 3,124 4%
2 Vincennes University Public, 4-year or above 17,481 2,650 15%
3 Indiana University-Bloomington Public, 4-year or above 33,301 2,155 6%
4 Purdue University Northwest Public, 4-year or above 9,573 1,868 20%
5 Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Public, 4-year or above 21,246 1,748 8%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Ivy Tech Community College Public, 2-year 8,846 403 5%
2 Vincennes University Public, 4-year or above 1,689 151 9%
3 Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 648 35 5%
4 Indiana University-Northwest Public, 4-year or above 47 12 26%
5 International Business College-Fort Wayne Private for-profit, 2-year 108 8 7%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Indiana University-Bloomington Public, 4-year or above 7,482 341 5%
2 Purdue University-Main Campus Public, 4-year or above 6,602 299 5%
3 Purdue University Northwest Public, 4-year or above 1,975 294 15%
4 Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Public, 4-year or above 4,313 272 6%
5 University of Notre Dame Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 2,149 214 10%

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.