Latinos in Higher Education: Compilation of Fast Facts

Posted by Excelencia in Education on June 10, 2019


Excelencia in Education accelerates Latino student success in higher education to address the U.S. economy’s need for a highly educated workforce for civic leadership. Policy must keep up with our country’s changing demographics to serve students.

This compilation includes fact sheets covering Excelencia’s four policy priorities: affordability, institutional capacity, retention and transfer, and workforce preparation. In addition, the compilation covers the following topics: adult learners, enrollment and completion of Latinos in Puerto Rico, Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and the top 25 institutions awarding degrees to Latinos at every degree level.

Table of Contents:



  • How Latinos Pay for College
  • Latinos and Student Loans
  • Latinos and Pell Grants


  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): 2017-2018
  • Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) 101: Building Capacity


  • Latino Pathways to College Completion
  • Latino College Enrollment and Completion: Top States
  • Top 25 Institutions Awarding Credentials/Degrees to Latinos:
    • Certificates
    • Associate
    • Baccalaureate
    • Master’s
    • Doctorate
    • First Professional
  • Latinos and College Completion: Degrees Awarded 2016-2017
  • Latino Degree Attainment: 5 Year Overview


  • Latino Student Success and the Workforce
  • Life Outcomes After Graduation: A Focus on Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

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