Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Hispanics Become Largest College Minority: Pew Report
The report, "Hispanic Student Enrollments Reach New Highs in 2011," written by Richard Fry and Mark Hugo Lopez, shows the number of 18- to 24-year-old Hispanics enrolled in college exceeded 2 million and reached a record 16.5 percent share of all college enrollments. Hispanics have been the country's largest minority group on four-year and two-year college campuses since 2010.
In the public schools, one in four (24.7 percent) elementary school students is Hispanic. Among all pre-K through 12th grade U.S. public school students, a record 23.9 percent were Hispanic in 2011.
Hispanic population gains have helped drive Hispanic student enrollment during the past four decades, but that doesn't explain all the enrollment gains made by Hispanic students in recent years. Record high school completion rates have made more Hispanics than ever eligible to attend college. A record 46 percent are enrolled in a two- or four-year college.
Hispanics are the nation's largest minority group, making up more than 50 million, or 16.5 percent, of the population. Among the 30 million 18- to 24-year-olds, 6 million, or 20 percent, are Hispanic.
The number of degrees awarded to Hispanic college students also reached a record level, yet the Hispanic share among degree recipients significantly lagged among 18- to 24-year-olds in two-year colleges (21.7 percent) and four-year colleges and universities (11.7 percent) in 2010.
The Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, is a nonpartisan, non-advocacy research organization based in Washington, D.C., and is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The full report is available here.
Source: HispanicBusiness.com (c) 2012. All rights reserved.
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