Latino College Completion - Oregon

Overview

Nationally, Latino student enrollment and degree completion continues to increase. However, different patterns emerge within each state. For example, in Oregon , Latinos’ graduation rate is higher than the national average for Latinos at four-year institutions. However, Oregon lags in Latinos’ degree completion and overall degree attainment.

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

22%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
45%
of White adults

Oregon Fast Facts

Oregon had the 19th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

22%
K-12 Population
13%
Total Population

Median Age

26
Latinos
44
White

2-Year Graduation Rate

24%
Latino Students
25%
White Students

4-Year Graduation Rate

61%
Latino Students
64%
White Students

Degree Outcomes

At two-year institutions, Hispanics' graduation rate was 1%-points lower than that of their White non-Hispanic peers in Oregon.

At four-year institutions, Hispanics' graduation rate was 3%-points lower than that of their White non-Hispanic peers in Oregon.

Latino College Completion Degree Outcomes

Top Oregon Institutions

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Portland Community College Public, 2-year 27,046 3,378 12%
2 Portland State University Public, 4-year or above 20,357 3,169 16%
3 Chemeketa Community College Public, 2-year 10,151 2,949 29%
4 Oregon State University Public, 4-year or above 25,699 2,547 10%
5 University of Oregon Public, 4-year or above 19,101 2,430 13%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Portland Community College Public, 2-year 3,579 406 11%
2 Chemeketa Community College Public, 2-year 1,502 319 21%
3 Lane Community College Public, 2-year 1,107 125 11%
4 Mt Hood Community College Public, 2-year 974 114 12%
5 Clackamas Community College Public, 2-year 715 75 10%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Portland State University Public, 4-year or above 4,559 534 12%
2 Oregon State University Public, 4-year or above 5,516 439 8%
3 University of Oregon Public, 4-year or above 4,489 404 9%
4 University of Portland Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 1,005 122 12%
5 Western Oregon University Public, 4-year or above 1,005 115 11%

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.