Latino College Completion - Texas

Overview
  • Texas has the 2nd largest Latino population in the nation.

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

  • Latinos youth have a higher proportion of the K-12 population than Latinos in the Texas population overall.

  • Several institutions within The University of Texas system are among the top 5 enrolling and awarding degrees to Hispanics in Texas.

To find out more, scroll below.

  

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

18%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
35%
of all adults

Texas Fast Facts

Texas had the 2nd largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

49%
K-12 Population
39%
Total Population

Median Age

28
Latinos
42
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
38%
White
46%
Equity Gap =
8%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
20%
White
22%
Equity Gap =
2%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
18%
White
23%
Equity Gap =
5%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 South Texas College Public, 4-year 30,180 28,206 93%
2 El Paso Community College Public, 2-year 28,308 24,203 85%
3 Lone Star College System Public, 2-year 69,395 23,751 34%
4 Houston Community College Public, 2-year 58,276 18,411 32%
5 The University of Texas at El Paso Public, 4-year 19,817 16,335 82%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 South Texas College Public, 4-year 3,179 2,963 93%
2 El Paso Community College Public, 2-year 3,214 2,736 85%
3 Houston Community College Public, 2-year 5,953 1,901 32%
4 Lone Star College System Public, 2-year 5,569 1,717 31%
5 San Antonio College Public, 2-year 2,672 1,448 54%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Public, 4-year 2,984 2,654 89%
2 The University of Texas at El Paso Public, 4-year 3,262 2,614 80%
3 The University of Texas at San Antonio Public, 4-year 4,682 2,263 48%
4 The University of Texas at Austin Public, 4-year 9,503 1,923 20%
5 University of Houston Public, 4-year 6,425 1,875 29%

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).