Latino College Completion - Kansas

Overview
  • The median age for Latinos in Kansas is almost half of the median age for White non-Hispanics.

  • Latinos represent a low adult degree attainment compared to all adults and a low graduation rate compared to Whites in Kansas.

  • The top institution enrolling Hispanics and awarding associate degrees to Hispanics in the state is a community college.

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

19%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
40%
of all adults

Kansas Fast Facts

Kansas had the 25th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

18%
K-12 Population
12%
Total Population

Median Age

24
Latinos
40
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
38%
White
49%
Equity Gap =
11%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
19%
White
22%
Equity Gap =
3%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
24%
White
33%
Equity Gap =
9%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Johnson County Community College Public, 2-year 19,429 1,394 7%
2 University of Kansas Public, 4-year 19,343 1,299 7%
3 Kansas State University Public, 4-year 20,327 1,220 6%
4 Wichita State University Public, 4-year 11,977 1,151 10%
5 Butler Community College Public, 2-year 9,003 986 11%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Johnson County Community College Public, 2-year 1,860 120 6%
2 Garden City Community College Public, 2-year 292 103 35%
3 Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Public, 2-year 215 89 41%
4 Butler Community College Public, 2-year 1,141 77 7%
5 Grantham University Private, For-profit, 4-year 919 69 8%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 University of Kansas Public, 4-year 3,899 218 6%
2 Kansas State University Public, 4-year 3,740 187 5%
3 Wichita State University Public, 4-year 1,976 163 8%
4 Fort Hays State University Public, 4-year 2,494 105 4%
5 Grantham University Private, For-profit, 4-year 1,061 89 8%

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).