Latino College Completion - Pennsylvania

Overview
  • Latino students have a low graduation rate compared to White non-Hispanics in Pennsylvania.

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

  • The top institution awarding degrees to Hispanics in Pennsylvania graduated less than 400 Hispanic students.

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Degree Attainment for Latino Students (2015-2016), Pennsylvania

22%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
38%
of all adults

Pennsylvania Fast Facts

Pennsylvania had the 11th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

11%
K-12 Population
7%
Total Population

Median Age

26
Latinos
44
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
51%
White
63%
Equity Gap =
12%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
19%
White
23%
Equity Gap =
4%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
21%
White
23%
Equity Gap =
2%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Public, 4-year 40,541 2,224 5%
2 Northampton County Area Community College Public, 2-year 10,531 2,078 20%
3 Community College of Philadelphia Public, 2-year 19,119 2,071 11%
4 Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Public, 2-year 20,230 2,011 10%
5 Temple University Public, 4-year 28,287 1,616 6%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Northampton County Area Community College Public, 2-year 1,293 183 14%
2 Community College of Philadelphia Public, 2-year 1,920 172 9%
3 McCann School of Business & Technology Private, For-profit, 2-year 847 139 16%
4 Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Public, 2-year 1,887 131 7%
5 Berks Technical Institute Private, For-profit, 2-year 281 111 40%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Public, 4-year 10,876 576 5%
2 Temple University Public, 4-year 6,024 311 5%
3 University of Pennsylvania Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 2,807 290 10%
4 Drexel University Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 3,515 235 7%
5 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Public, 4-year 1,864 130 7%

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).