Latino College Completion - Kentucky

Overview
  • Latinos have a low graduation rate compared to Whites in Kentucky.

  • Latinos also have a low adult degree attainment compared to all adults in Kentucky.

  • An institution can award less than 15 associate degrees and still be among the top 5 institutions awarding degrees to Hispanics in Kentucky.

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

23%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
31%
of all adults

Kentucky Fast Facts

Kentucky had the 40th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

6%
K-12 Population
4%
Total Population

Median Age

25
Latinos
40
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
37%
White
44%
Equity Gap =
7%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
21%
White
29%
Equity Gap =
8%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
25%
White
27%
Equity Gap =
2%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 University of Kentucky Public, 4-year 22,223 845 4%
2 Jefferson Community and Technical College Public, 2-year 13,550 701 5%
3 University of Louisville Public, 4-year 15,961 628 4%
4 Bluegrass Community and Technical College Public, 2-year 10,952 476 4%
5 Western Kentucky University Public, 4-year 17,452 458 3%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Hopkinsville Community College Public, 2-year 536 50 9%
2 Jefferson Community and Technical College Public, 2-year 1,398 48 3%
3 Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Public, 2-year 894 47 5%
4 Bluegrass Community and Technical College Public, 2-year 1,287 33 3%
5 West Kentucky Community and Technical College Public, 2-year 690 14 2%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 University of Louisville Public, 4-year 2,832 116 4%
2 University of Kentucky Public, 4-year 4,238 113 3%
3 Western Kentucky University Public, 4-year 2,703 52 2%
4 Northern Kentucky University Public, 4-year 2,214 39 2%
5 Eastern Kentucky University Public, 4-year 2,532 33 1%

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).