Latino College Completion - North Carolina

Overview
  • Latino students have a lower graduation rate compared to White non-Hispanic students in North Carolina.

  • Latino adults have a lower degree attainment than all adults in North Carolina.

  • The top institution enrolling and awarding bachelor degrees to Hispanics graduates less than 350 Hispanics in North Carolina.

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Degree Attainment for Latino Students (2015-2016), North Carolina

19%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
39%
of all adults

North Carolina Fast Facts

North Carolina had the 14th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

15%
K-12 Population
9%
Total Population

Median Age

25
Latinos
43
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
43%
White
53%
Equity Gap =
10%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
20%
White
25%
Equity Gap =
5%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
17%
White
27%
Equity Gap =
10%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Central Piedmont Community College Public, 2-year 19,957 2,099 11%
2 Wake Technical Community College Public, 2-year 21,384 1,798 8%
3 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Public, 4-year 22,216 1,795 8%
4 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Public, 4-year 18,350 1,351 7%
5 East Carolina University Public, 4-year 22,252 1,337 6%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Central Piedmont Community College Public, 2-year 1,936 187 10%
2 Fayetteville Technical Community College Public, 2-year 1,580 162 10%
3 Wake Technical Community College Public, 2-year 2,171 134 6%
4 Coastal Carolina Community College Public, 2-year 688 81 12%
5 Guilford Technical Community College Public, 2-year 1,342 78 6%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Public, 4-year 4,513 324 7%
2 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Public, 4-year 4,624 318 7%
3 North Carolina State University at Raleigh Public, 4-year 5,555 246 4%
4 East Carolina University Public, 4-year 4,287 207 5%
5 University of North Carolina Wilmington Public, 4-year 2,948 176 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).