Latino College Completion - New Jersey

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

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

  • Only one 4-year institution is in the top institutions enrolling Hispanic students in New Jersey.

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Degree Attainment for Latino Students (2015-2016), New Jersey

24%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
44%
of all adults

New Jersey Fast Facts

New Jersey had the 7th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

24%
K-12 Population
20%
Total Population

Median Age

31
Latinos
45
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
33%
White
51%
Equity Gap =
18%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
17%
White
21%
Equity Gap =
4%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
14%
White
19%
Equity Gap =
5%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Hudson County Community College Public, 2-year 9,203 5,073 55%
2 Passaic County Community College Public, 2-year 8,968 4,638 52%
3 Rutgers University-New Brunswick Public, 4-year 34,544 4,291 12%
4 Union County College Public, 2-year 11,781 3,936 33%
5 Bergen Community College Public, 2-year 15,651 3,904 25%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Bergen Community College Public, 2-year 2,438 617 25%
2 Hudson County Community College Public, 2-year 952 538 57%
3 Union County College Public, 2-year 1,423 457 32%
4 Middlesex County College Public, 2-year 1,558 373 24%
5 Passaic County Community College Public, 2-year 746 339 45%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Rutgers University-New Brunswick Public, 4-year 7,569 867 11%
2 Montclair State University Public, 4-year 3,392 781 23%
3 Kean University Public, 4-year 2,712 595 22%
4 William Paterson University of New Jersey Public, 4-year 2,134 477 22%
5 New Jersey City University Public, 4-year 1,482 460 31%

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).