Latino College Completion - New Mexico

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

  • Latinos represent the majority of the K-12 population and half of the population overall in New Mexico.

  • The top institution enrolling and awarding associate degrees to Hispanics in New Mexico is a community college and has significantly more numbers compared to other institutions in the top 5.

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

21%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
34%
of all adults

New Mexico Fast Facts

New Mexico had the 8th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

60%
K-12 Population
49%
Total Population

Median Age

31
Latinos
49
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
30%
White
40%
Equity Gap =
10%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
23%
White
26%
Equity Gap =
3%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
26%
White
30%
Equity Gap =
4%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Central New Mexico Community College Public, 2-year 26,771 12,734 48%
2 University of New Mexico-Main Campus Public, 4-year 21,792 9,729 45%
3 New Mexico State University-Main Campus Public, 4-year 12,784 6,767 53%
4 New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Public, 2-year 8,448 5,990 71%
5 Santa Fe Community College Public, 2-year 5,475 2,607 48%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Central New Mexico Community College Public, 2-year 4,974 2,172 44%
2 New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Public, 2-year 1,078 723 67%
3 Santa Fe Community College Public, 2-year 452 230 51%
4 New Mexico Junior College Public, 2-year 284 134 47%
5 Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Public, 2-year 265 124 47%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 University of New Mexico-Main Campus Public, 4-year 3,645 1,521 42%
2 New Mexico State University-Main Campus Public, 4-year 2,616 1,312 50%
3 New Mexico Highlands University Public, 4-year 465 271 58%
4 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Public, 4-year 701 217 31%
5 University of Phoenix-New Mexico Private, For-profit, 4-year 373 182 49%

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).