Latino College Completion - Nebraska

Overview
  • Latino adults have a low degree attainment compared to all adults in Nebraska.

  • Latino students have a low graduation rate compared to White non-Hispanics in Nebraska.

  • The median age for Latinos is significantly lower than the median age for White non-Hispanics in Nebraska.

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

15%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
40%
of all adults

Nebraska Fast Facts

Nebraska had the 32nd largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

16%
K-12 Population
11%
Total Population

Median Age

23
Latinos
40
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
37%
White
54%
Equity Gap =
17%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
16%
White
21%
Equity Gap =
5%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
22%
White
30%
Equity Gap =
8%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Metropolitan Community College Area Public, 2-year 14,675 1,549 11%
2 University of Nebraska at Omaha Public, 4-year 12,221 1,189 10%
3 Central Community College Public, 2-year 6,377 1,093 17%
4 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Public, 4-year 19,979 978 5%
5 Southeast Community College Area Public, 2-year 9,392 530 6%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Metropolitan Community College Area Public, 2-year 1,523 116 8%
2 Central Community College Public, 2-year 762 74 10%
3 Northeast Community College Public, 2-year 793 67 8%
4 Southeast Community College Area Public, 2-year 1,379 46 3%
5 Western Nebraska Community College Public, 2-year 235 45 19%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Bellevue University Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 1,862 490 26%
2 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Public, 4-year 3,716 121 3%
3 University of Nebraska at Omaha Public, 4-year 2,280 90 4%
4 University of Nebraska at Kearney Public, 4-year 876 58 7%
5 Creighton University Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 909 51 6%

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).