Latino College Completion - Rhode Island

Overview
  • Latino adults have a lower degree attainment than all adults in Rhode Island.

  • Latino youth represent a higher proportion of the K-12 population than Latinos in the population of Rhode Island.

  • The top institution awarding degrees to Hispanics in Rhode Island graduated less than 150 Hispanics.

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Degree Attainment for Latino Students (2015-2016), Rhode Island

21%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
41%
of all adults

Rhode Island Fast Facts

Rhode Island had the 35th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

22%
K-12 Population
15%
Total Population

Median Age

26
Latinos
45
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
47%
White
62%
Equity Gap =
15%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
17%
White
24%
Equity Gap =
7%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
20%
White
33%
Equity Gap =
13%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Community College of Rhode Island Public, 2-year 17,553 3,375 19%
2 University of Rhode Island Public, 4-year 13,589 1,190 9%
3 Rhode Island College Public, 4-year 7,518 1,075 14%
4 Johnson & Wales University-Providence Private, Non-profit, 4-year 9,173 969 11%
5 Brown University Private, Non-profit, 4-year 6,548 724 11%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Community College of Rhode Island Public, 2-year 1,645 163 10%
2 Johnson & Wales University-Providence Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 1,054 113 11%
3 New England Institute of Technology Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 906 78 9%
4 %
5 %

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Johnson & Wales University-Providence Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 1,944 211 11%
2 University of Rhode Island Public, 4-year 2,925 190 6%
3 Brown University Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 1,641 161 10%
4 Rhode Island College Public, 4-year 1,392 121 9%
5 Rhode Island School of Design Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 511 44 9%

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).