Latino College Completion - Washington

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

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

  • Of the top 5 awarding associate degrees to Hispanics in Washington, only one is a 2-year institution.

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

20%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
44%
of all adults

Washington Fast Facts

Washington had the 13th largest Latino population in the U.S.

Latino Population

21%
K-12 Population
12%
Total Population

Median Age

24
Latinos
42
White

Graduation Rates

Latino
48%
White
57%
Equity Gap =
9%

Completion Per 100 FTE

Latino
22%
White
27%
Equity Gap =
5%

Completions Relative to the Population in Need

Latino
25%
White
27%
Equity Gap =
2%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Washington State University Public, 4-year 23,867 2,827 12%
2 University of Washington-Seattle Campus Public, 4-year 30,672 2,113 7%
3 Columbia Basin College Public, 4-year 6,385 2,011 31%
4 Yakima Valley Community College Public, 4-year 3,950 1,843 47%
5 Eastern Washington University Public, 4-year 12,411 1,694 14%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Columbia Basin College Public, 4-year 1,077 317 29%
2 Yakima Valley Community College Public, 4-year 760 308 41%
3 Wenatchee Valley College Public, 2-year 720 181 25%
4 Bellevue College Public, 4-year 2,023 163 8%
5 Clark College Public, 4-year 1,863 129 7%

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

Rank Institution Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 University of Washington-Seattle Campus Public, 4-year 7,491 469 6%
2 Washington State University Public, 4-year 5,513 444 8%
3 Central Washington University Public, 4-year 2,671 289 11%
4 Eastern Washington University Public, 4-year 2,369 220 9%
5 Western Washington University Public, 4-year 3,210 203 6%

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).