Latino College Completion - Oklahoma

Overview

Nationally, Latino student enrollment and degree completion continues to increase. However, different patterns emerge within each state. For example, while public institutions in Oklahoma are contributing to the success of Latinos, Oklahoma lags in Latinos’ degree completion and overall degree attainment.

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

17%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
36%
of White adults

Oklahoma Fast Facts

Oklahoma had the 24th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

17%
K-12 Population
11%
Total Population

Median Age

24
Latinos
42
White

2-Year Graduation Rate

31%
Latino Students
33%
White Students

4-Year Graduation Rate

43%
Latino Students
53%
White Students

Degree Outcomes

At two-year institutions, Hispanics' graduation rate was 2%-points lower than that of their White non-Hispanic peers in Oklahoma.

At four-year institutions, Hispanics' graduation rate was 10%-points lower than that of their White non-Hispanic peers in Oklahoma.

Latino College Completion Degree Outcomes

Top Oklahoma Institutions

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus Public, 4-year or above 22,152 2,218 10%
2 Oklahoma City Community College Public, 2-year 12,039 1,808 15%
3 Tulsa Community College Public, 2-year 16,475 1,765 11%
4 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Public, 4-year or above 20,597 1,641 8%
5 University of Central Oklahoma Public, 4-year or above 13,840 1,600 12%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Oklahoma City Community College Public, 2-year 1,571 190 12%
2 Tulsa Community College Public, 2-year 2,133 134 6%
3 Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Public, 4-year or above 824 111 13%
4 Northern Oklahoma College Public, 2-year 751 62 8%
5 Western Oklahoma State College Public, 2-year 285 54 19%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus Public, 4-year or above 4,233 413 10%
2 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Public, 4-year or above 4,398 245 6%
3 University of Central Oklahoma Public, 4-year or above 2,369 194 8%
4 Northeastern State University Public, 4-year or above 1,413 74 5%
5 Mid-America Christian University Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 311 56 18%

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.