Latino College Completion - Virginia

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

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

  • In Virginia, an institution can award less than 100 degrees and be in the top 5 awarding degrees to Hispanics.

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

30%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
44%
of all adults

Virginia Fast Facts

Virginia had the 12th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

12%
K-12 Population
9%
Total Population

Median Age

28
Latinos
42
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
46%
White
59%
Equity Gap =
13%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
20%
White
23%
Equity Gap =
3%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
24%
White
30%
Equity Gap =
6%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Northern Virginia Community College Public, 2-year 51,487 10,264 20%
2 George Mason University Public, 4-year 22,349 2,689 12%
3 Tidewater Community College Public, 2-year 27,646 1,986 7%
4 Virginia Commonwealth University Public, 4-year 23,661 1,781 8%
5 Old Dominion University Public, 4-year 20,115 1,386 7%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Northern Virginia Community College Public, 2-year 5,643 1,036 18%
2 Tidewater Community College Public, 2-year 2,894 197 7%
3 ECPI University Private, For-profit, 4-year 1,905 175 9%
4 Liberty University Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 1,347 83 6%
5 Germanna Community College Public, 2-year 789 66 8%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 George Mason University Public, 4-year 4,996 576 12%
2 Liberty University Private, Non-Profit, 4-year 7,482 364 5%
3 Virginia Commonwealth University Public, 4-year 4,979 355 7%
4 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Public, 4-year 5,890 311 5%
5 Old Dominion University Public, 4-year 3,858 261 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).