Latinos in Higher Education: Compilation of Fast Facts
Posted by Excelencia in Education on August 20, 2019
Excelencia in Education, a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating Latino student success in higher education, held a briefing on Capitol Hill to share key findings from their recently released report, “Latinos in Higher Education: Compilation of Fast Facts.”
The report identifies four policy priority areas that can boost Latino student success: 1) affordability, 2) institutional capacity, 3) retention and transfer, and 4) workforce preparation.
Latinos are the second-largest racial/ethnic group enrolled in higher education, representing 19% of all undergraduate students (the largest group is White students, who comprise 56% of undergrads). Also, Latinos have the highest participation in the workforce but are more likely to be represented in lower-paying jobs.
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