Latino College Completion - Puerto Rico

Overview
  • The majority of the population in Puerto Rico is Hispanic.

  • Latino students have a higher graduation rate compared to White non-Hispanic students.

  • A private for-profit is a top institution enrolling Hispanics, but the institution is not in the top five institutions awarding degrees to Hispanics in Puerto Rico.

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Degree Attainment for Latino Students (2015-2016), Puerto Rico

34%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
34%
of all adults

Puerto Rico Fast Facts

Puerto Rico had the --th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

99%
K-12 Population
99%
Total Population

Median Age

40
Latinos
43
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
48%
White
25%
Equity Gap =
-23%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
20%
White
7%
Equity Gap =
-13%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
27%
White
2%
Equity Gap =
-25%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc Private, For-profit, 2-year 19,014 19,014 100%
2 Universidad Del Turabo Private, Non-profit, 4-year 14,596 14,596 100%
3 Universidad Del Este Private, Non-profit, 4-year 12,198 12,198 100%
4 Universidad Metropolitana Private, Non-profit, 4-year 11,529 11,529 100%
5 University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Public, 4-year 11,133 11,133 100%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Universidad Del Este Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 637 637 100%
2 National University College-Bayamon Private, For-profit, 4-year 562 562 100%
3 Universidad Del Turabo Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 462 462 100%
4 Universidad Metropolitana Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 323 323 100%
5 Mech-Tech College Private, For-profit, 2-year 310 310 100%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Public, 4-year 1,748 1,632 93%
2 University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Public, 4-year 1,607 1,605 100%
3 Universidad Del Turabo Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 1,369 1,369 100%
4 Universidad Metropolitana Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 1,317 1,317 100%
5 Universidad Del Este Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 1,133 1,133 100%

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).