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Latino College Completion: United States

28%

Percentage of Latino adults (25 and older) in the United States with an associate degree or higher.

U.S. Census Bureau, 2021 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates.

Does Latino college completion vary by location?

Nationally, the gap in degree completion between Latinos and their White peers has increased. To reach the Latino degree attainment goal by 2030, the U.S. can close the degree completion gap by accelerating Latino completion while increasing for all students and scale up programs and initiatives that work for Latino, and all, students.

Degree Attainment for Latino Students (2021), United States

28%
Of Latino adults (25 and over) had earned an associate degree or higher
VS
48%
of White adults

Degree Attainment for Latino Students, 2021 - United States

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Latino Population

K-12 Population
Total Population

Median Age

Latinos
White

2-Year Graduation Rate

Latino Students
White Students

4-Year Graduation Rate

Latino Students
White Students

 

Degree Outcomes

At two-year institutions, Hispanics' graduation rate was 5%-points lower than that of their White non-Hispanic peers in the United States.

At four-year institutions, Hispanics' graduation rate was 13%-points lower than that of their White non-Hispanic peers in the Unites States.

2023 LCC National Data

 

Top National Institutions

Enrolling: Top Institutions (Hispanic Undergraduates) Nationally, 2021-2022

Rank Institution State Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Miami Dade College FL Public, 4-year or above 39727 28583 72%
2 Florida International University FL Public, 4-year or above 39936 26890 67%
3 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley TX Public, 4-year or above 26402 24721 94%
4 Lone Star College System TX Public, 4-year or above 49093 21610 44%
5 NUC University PR Private for-profit, 4-year or above 23700 21597 91%

Associates Degrees: Top Institutions Awarding to Hispanics Nationally, 2020-2021

Rank Institution State Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Miami Dade College FL Public, 4-year or above 11361 8043 71%
2 Dallas College TX Public, 4-year or above 9786 4456 46%
3 South Texas College TX Public, 4-year or above 3918 3771 96%
4 Lone Star College System TX Public, 4-year or above 8409 3359 40%
5 Valencia College FL Public, 4-year or above 9137 3170 35%

Bachelors Degrees: Top Institutions Awarding to Hispanics Nationally, 2020-2021

Rank Institution State Sector Grand Total Hispanic Total % Hispanic
1 Florida International University FL Public, 4-year or above 12608 8365 66%
2 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley TX Public, 4-year or above 4924 4598 93%
3 California State University-Northridge CA Public, 4-year or above 9370 4280 46%
4 California State University-Fullerton CA Public, 4-year or above 9750 4164 43%
5 University of Central Florida FL Public, 4-year or above 14901 4158 28%
Sources

Excelencia in Education. (2020). Ensuring America’s Future: Benchmarking Latino College Completion to 2030. Excelencia in Education. Washington, D.C.

U.S. Census Bureau, 2021 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates.

Excelencia in Education Analysis using the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), 2021 Fall Enrollment, Graduation Rates Survey and Institutional Characteristics Survey.

 

   Public Leadership

Leaders of these institutions and systems are choosing to join Excelencia’s national leadership effort and serve as funding partners for Latino College Completion U.S. and our Ensuring America’s Future campaign:

  

 

 

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