Latino College Completion - Nebraska

Overview

Nationally, Latino student enrollment and degree completion continues to increase. However, different patterns emerge within each state. For example, Nebraska has a young and growing Latino population that is significantly enrolling in higher education. However, Nebraska lags in Latinos’ degree completion and overall degree attainment.

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

20%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
46%
of White adults

Nebraska Fast Facts

Nebraska had the 34th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

17%
K-12 Population
11%
Total Population

Median Age

24
Latinos
40
White

2-Year Graduation Rate

25%
Latino Students
39%
White Students

4-Year Graduation Rate

47%
Latino Students
63%
White Students

Degree Outcomes

At two-year institutions, Hispanics' graduation rate was 14%-points lower than that of their White non-Hispanic peers in Nebraska.

At four-year institutions, Hispanics' graduation rate was 16%-points lower than that of their White non-Hispanic peers in Nebraska.

Latino College Completion Degree Outcomes

Top Nebraska Institutions

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Metropolitan Community College Area Public, 2-year 14,913 1,968 13%
2 University of Nebraska at Omaha Public, 4-year or above 12,430 1,695 14%
3 Central Community College Public, 2-year 6,354 1,402 22%
4 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Public, 4-year or above 20,830 1,368 7%
5 Bellevue University Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 6,454 883 14%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Metropolitan Community College Area Public, 2-year 1,223 132 11%
2 Central Community College Public, 2-year 610 95 16%
3 Southeast Community College Area Public, 2-year 1,208 76 6%
4 Northeast Community College Public, 2-year 735 73 10%
5 Western Nebraska Community College Public, 2-year 216 34 16%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Bellevue University Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 1,816 292 16%
2 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Public, 4-year or above 4,032 201 5%
3 University of Nebraska at Omaha Public, 4-year or above 2,221 100 5%
4 University of Nebraska at Kearney Public, 4-year or above 881 83 9%
5 Creighton University Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 1,010 72 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.