Latino College Completion - Tennessee

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

  • Latino adults have lower degree attainment compared to all adults in Tennessee.

  • An institution can award less than 30 degrees and still be among the top 5 institutions awarding degrees to Hispanics in Tennessee.

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

17%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
32%
of all adults

Tennessee Fast Facts

Tennessee had the 30th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

8%
K-12 Population
5%
Total Population

Median Age

25
Latinos
42
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
44%
White
49%
Equity Gap =
5%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
18%
White
22%
Equity Gap =
4%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
13%
White
18%
Equity Gap =
5%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Middle Tennessee State University Public, 4-year 20,262 866 4%
2 The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Public, 4-year 21,664 682 3%
3 University of Memphis Public, 4-year 17,073 652 4%
4 Southern Adventist University Private, Non-profit, 4-year 2,728 570 21%
5 Vanderbilt University Private, Non-profit, 4-year 6,851 549 8%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Southern Adventist University Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 164 40 24%
2 Pellissippi State Community College Public, 2-year 1,366 40 3%
3 Southwest Tennessee Community College Public, 2-year 741 30 4%
4 Austin Peay State University Public, 4-year 298 28 9%
5 Motlow College Public, 2-year 597 27 5%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Middle Tennessee State University Public, 4-year 4,051 167 4%
2 Vanderbilt University Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 1,644 126 8%
3 The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Public, 4-year 4,445 115 3%
4 University of Memphis Public, 4-year 2,898 93 3%
5 Austin Peay State University Public, 4-year 1,467 78 5%

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).