Latino College Completion - Maryland

Overview

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

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

35%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
44%
of White adults

Maryland Fast Facts

Maryland had the 17th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

15%
K-12 Population
10%
Total Population

Median Age

29
Latinos
45
White

2-Year Graduation Rate

23%
Latino Students
28%
White Students

4-Year Graduation Rate

69%
Latino Students
76%
White Students

Degree Outcomes

At two-year institutions, Hispanics' graduation rate was 4%-points lower than that of their White non-Hispanic peers in Florida.

At four-year institutions, Hispanics' graduation rate was 7%-points lower than that of their White non-Hispanic peers in Florida.

Latino College Completion Degree Outcomes

Top Maryland Institutions

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 University of Maryland-University College Public, 4-year or above 47,253 6,439 14%
2 Montgomery College Public, 2-year 21,720 5,489 25%
3 University of Maryland-College Park Public, 4-year or above 30,762 2,934 10%
4 Towson University Public, 4-year or above 19,818 1,623 8%
5 Prince George's Community College Public, 2-year 11,885 1,472 12%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Montgomery College Public, 2-year 2,540 587 23%
2 University of Maryland-University College Public, 4-year or above 1,764 303 17%
3 Howard Community College Public, 2-year 1,235 135 11%
4 Prince George's Community College Public, 2-year 1,041 119 11%
5 Community College of Baltimore County Public, 2-year 2,120 96 5%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 University of Maryland-College Park Public, 4-year or above 7,083 720 10%
2 University of Maryland-University College Public, 4-year or above 6,205 637 10%
3 Towson University Public, 4-year or above 4,603 289 6%
4 Johns Hopkins University Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 1,515 201 13%
5 University of Maryland-Baltimore County Public, 4-year or above 2,470 182 7%

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.