Thursday, April 25, 2024

The Rate of Latino Enrollment in College Exceeds Whites for the First Time





A new poll conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center indicates that for the first time, Latinos have surpassed their white counterparts in college enrollment.

According to the poll, 69% of Latino high school graduates in 2012 were enrolled full-time at an institution of higher learning, compared with 67% of white high school graduates.

The report stated, “It is possible that the rise in high school completion and college enrollment by Latino youths has been driven, at least in part, by their declining fortunes in the job market.”

The poll shows that the number of Latino high school dropouts has also declined, with merely 14% dropping out in 2011, half the level from 2000.

“The President has said a number of times that the future of the United States is inextricably linked to the future of the Latino community,” said Juan Sepúlveda, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. “It’s impossible to reach these 2020 goals without Latinos doing our share of heavy lifting and increasing our share of college attainment.”

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