Latino College Completion - New York

Overview
  • Latinos have a low adult degree attainment compared to all adults and a low graduation rate compared to Whites in New York.

  • Latino youth represent a higher proportion of the K-12 population compared to Latinos in the population of New York overall.

  • The top 5 institutions enrolling and awarding degrees to Latinos in New York are part of the city system of institutions.

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

24%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
43%
of all adults

New York Fast Facts

New York had the 4th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

24%
K-12 Population
19%
Total Population

Median Age

31
Latinos
43
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
36%
White
55%
Equity Gap =
19%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
16%
White
21%
Equity Gap =
5%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
18%
White
28%
Equity Gap =
10%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Public, 2-year 26,606 11,656 44%
2 CUNY LaGuardia Community College Public, 2-year 20,231 9,050 45%
3 CUNY Bronx Community College Public, 2-year 11,506 7,315 64%
4 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Public, 4-year 13,305 6,007 45%
5 CUNY Lehman College Public, 4-year 10,326 5,548 54%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Public, 2-year 3,435 1,269 37%
2 CUNY LaGuardia Community College Public, 2-year 2,527 1,055 42%
3 CUNY Bronx Community College Public, 2-year 1,543 979 63%
4 Nassau Community College Public, 2-year 3,710 728 20%
5 CUNY Queensborough Community College Public, 2-year 2,129 633 30%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Public, 4-year 2,667 1,069 40%
2 CUNY Lehman College Public, 4-year 2,038 982 48%
3 CUNY Queens College Public, 4-year 3,018 763 25%
4 CUNY City College Public, 4-year 2,156 729 34%
5 CUNY Hunter College Public, 4-year 2,778 621 22%

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).