DataPoints: A look at Latino students


More than one-third (36%) of Latino postsecondary education students in fall 2020 were enrolled at a public two-year college, compared to 47% enrolled at a public four-year institution, according to an Excelencia in Education analysis of federal data.

Of degrees earned by Latinos in 2019-20, 28% earned an associate degree and 26% earned a certificate, with 34% attaining a baccalaureate. Over half of Latinos who earned a degree did so at one of the nation’s 559 federally recognized Hispanic-serving institutions (HSI), where 25% or more of all undergraduates are Hispanic full-time equivalent students.

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Matthew Dembicki
Matthew Dembicki edits Community College Daily and serves as associate vice president of communications for the American Association of Community Colleges.