Latino College Completion - Massachusetts

Overview
  • Massachusetts has the 10th largest Latino population in the nation.

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

  • Latino students have a lower graduation rate compared to White non-Hispanics in Massachusetts.

  • Only one four-year institution is in the top five enrolling Hispanic students in Massachusetts.

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

23%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
49%
of all adults

Massachusetts Fast Facts

Massachusetts had the 10th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

16%
K-12 Population
11%
Total Population

Median Age

27
Latinos
44
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
44%
White
62%
Equity Gap =
18%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
18%
White
23%
Equity Gap =
5%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
22%
White
28%
Equity Gap =
6%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Bunker Hill Community College Public, 2-year 14,253 3,331 23%
2 Northern Essex Community College Public, 2-year 6,963 2,570 37%
3 Springfield Technical Community College Public, 2-year 6,622 1,731 26%
4 Boston University Private, Non-profit, 4-year 18,017 1,685 9%
5 North Shore Community College Public, 2-year 7,412 1,626 22%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Northern Essex Community College Public, 2-year 768 219 29%
2 Bunker Hill Community College Public, 2-year 1,208 215 18%
3 Springfield Technical Community College Public, 2-year 935 181 19%
4 Middlesex Community College Public, 2-year 1,251 157 13%
5 North Shore Community College Public, 2-year 880 145 16%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Boston University Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 4,195 372 9%
2 University of Massachusetts-Amherst Public, 4-year 5,683 271 5%
3 University of Massachusetts-Boston Public, 4-year 2,442 260 11%
4 Boston College Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 2,315 243 10%
5 University of Massachusetts-Lowell Public, 4-year 2,389 203 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).